News tagged with language families

Indo-European languages originate in Anatolia

(Phys.org)—The Indo-European languages belong to one of the widest spread language families of the world. For the last two millenia, many of these languages have been written, and their history is relatively ...

Aug 28, 2012
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Historical context guides language development

Not only do we humans enjoy talking -- and talking a lot -- we also do so in very different ways: about 6,000 languages are spoken today worldwide. How this wealth of expression developed, however, largely remains a mystery. ...

Apr 14, 2011
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Illustrious Jewish roots of Tory leader revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- David Cameron’s Jewish history goes back hundreds - if not thousands - of years, according to a University of Manchester historian. Dr Yaakov Wise, who specialises in Jewish history, says the Tory leade ...

Jul 10, 2009
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