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Media: Klingon no problem for man with Dyslexia

Submitter: Brent Woo

Submitter Email: bwoo@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Neurolinguistics

Media Body: Jonathan Brown uses Klingon, the famous Star Trek constructed
language, to
confront his reading issue. He has spent 12 years of his life studying
Klingon
and using it to learn about himself and ways to outsmart dyslexia.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-15122597
Issue Number: 22.3930
Date Posted: October 06, 2011

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