Legendary linguist schools us on why Donald Trump sounds SO incoherent

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Legendary linguist schools us on why Donald Trump sounds SO incoherent

If you thought that you were the only one who couldn’t understand Donald Trump, we have some news for you: you are not alone.

Yes, Trump may have bigger problems then terrible hair, a penchant for fake tan and a background that includes reality television.

Sociolinguist Jennifer Sclafani recently published a piece in Scientific American, explaining his odd speech patterns. Sclafani looked at “discourse markers” (small words like “so” and “well”) which are used unconsciously by most of us to create a sense of flow within our conversations. However, Trump uses these discourse markers to answer questions… While not really answering questions at all.

Sclafani explains: “For example, in the first debate, he wa…

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