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Posts tagged linguistics

June 21, 2019


Dyslexia’s Differences Across Cultures

The brains of people with dyslexia respond differently to reading alphabets than they do to logographic scripts like Chinese.

June 19, 2019


Did Agriculture Change Human Language?

A new study proposes that by switching from a hunter-gatherer diet to an agrarian one, early humans may have changed the way people speak today.

March 2, 2019


Inside The Heads Of Neanderthals

A growing body of research has slowly revealed a number of characteristics Neanderthals shared with humans.

February 11, 2019


Latin Improves Linguistic Ability

Studying Latin can help students learn modern languages like English.

January 22, 2019


Math Is Not a Language

Recent research suggests that math is not a language.

October 24, 2017


Allowing story time to be a vehicle for conversation can help children increase their verbal abilities.

Talking Parents

Storytime and conversations can increase children's vocabulary and reasoning skills.

October 5, 2017


Are there any words that make you feel a visceral reaction?

Why Do People Hate The Word Moist?

In a recent study, 20% of the test subjects indicated they disliked the word, "moist."

February 5, 2014



Animals Communicate Across Species

Scientists have recently added a species of lemur to the list of animals that are capable of interspecies communication.

October 6, 2011


The Benefits Of Baby Talk

Do you think it is better to speak to a baby as you would an adult? Think again!

May 24, 2004


Pick a Word, Any Word

People who think about language talk about how the sounds of words bear no relation to objects in the world. Learn about new finds on this Moment of Science.

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