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Lisa Smartt

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Lisa Smartt, MA, is a linguist, educator, and poet. She is the author of Words at the Threshold: What We Say When We’re Nearing Death (New World Library 2017). The book is based on data collected through The Final Words Project, an ongoing study devoted to gathering and interpreting the mysterious language at end of life. She has worked closely with Raymond Moody, guided by his research into language, particularly unintelligible speech. They have co-facilitated presentations about language and consciousness at universities, hospices and conferences.



Past shows:

Alternative Health / Dying Words

Dr. Joel Wallach addressed alternative health approaches. Followed by Lisa Smartt on end-of-life language. More »

Wrongful Convictions/ Final Words

Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger spoke about cases of wrongful conviction. Linguist Lisa Smartt shared details of the dying's final words. More »


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