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Wine experts can overcome the limitations of language

The Dutch language has few words for smells, which makes it difficult to describe them. A study conducted by language scientists Ilja Croijmans and Asifa Majid from Radboud University in the Netherlands has now shown that ...

dateJun 27, 2016 in Other
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Exploring gender perception via speech

When listening to voices, we tend to perceive the speaker as masculine or feminine rather quickly. These snap judgments are based on acoustic information from the speaker's voice. But some vocal qualities deemed "feminine" ...

dateMay 25, 2016 in Social Sciences
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Urgent action needed to close UK languages gap

The UK Government needs to urgently adopt a new, comprehensive languages strategy if it is to keep pace with its international competitors and reduce a skills deficit that has wide-reaching economic, political, and military ...

dateMay 24, 2016 in Social Sciences
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