This web site was created by Alison Hofbauer for the

Making Learning Real Project

MLR was originally funded by the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning and the UW Anthropology Department

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The Uniqueness of Language
Human, Chimpanzee, and Gorilla Skulls
Still Photos of the Hard Palate
Still Photo of the Human Hyoid Bone
Radiographic Video
Video of the Larynx and Vocal Folds
Linguistic Related Links:
IPA (International Phonetic Association)
IPA Handbook
Phonetics & Phonology
Sites for Foreign Language
Sample Sound Clips
Endangered Languages in Europe
Resources for Endangered Languages
Special thanks to:

Dr. Pamela Innes with the University of Wyoming's Department of Anthropology

Dr. David Jones with the University of Wyoming's Department of Communication Disorders

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