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Mark Newbrook

Mark Newbrook studied classics at Oxford and linguistics at Reading, taking his Ph.D. there in 1982. He has worked as a lecturer and researcher in linguistics in Singapore, Hong Kong, Perth (Western Australia), and Melbourne, and for several years has been the linguistics consultant to Australian Skeptics.

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A Skeptical Linguist Looks at American Beliefs

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.5, September/October 2014

Book Review

God Bless America! Strange and Unusual Religious Beliefs and Practices in the United States by Karen Stollznow

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Old-Time Religion, Old-Time Language

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.2, March / April 2007

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Jesus buried in Japan? Literal belief in the Tower of Babel? Hindu influence in the American Southwest?

Good or Bad, Round or Spiky?

Skeptical Briefs Volume 15.4, December 2005

A Russian researcher named Valeri Belianine has been developing a new subfield called "phonosemantics."

Reverse Speech

Skeptical Briefs Volume 15.2, June 2005

An Australian writer claims to have discovered Reverse Speech, a previously unreported human language phenomenon.

Zheng He in the Americas and Other Unlikely Tales of Exploration and Discovery

Skeptical Briefs Volume 14.3, September 2004

Zheng He in the Americas and Other Unlikely Tales of Exploration and Discovery

...Menzies proposes that both shores of the Pacific were extensively traveled and surveyed by the Chinese in late medieval times

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