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Book: The Five-Minute Linguist

Chapter: 15. What is 'Speaking in Tongues'?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.38134


‘Speaking in tongues’, or, more technically, ‘glossolalia’, is not an uncommon linguistic phenomenon. Glossolalia has been documented in Christianity as well as other religions and in some non-religious practices.

Chapter Contributors

  • Walt Wolfram ( - wolfram) 'North Carolina State University'