News tagged with mother tongue

Babies' language learning starts from the womb

(PhysOrg.com) -- From their very first days, newborns' cries already bear the mark of the language their parents speak, reveals a new study published online on November 5th in Current Biology, a Cell Press ...

dateNov 05, 2009 in Neuroscience
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'Queen's English' not the best

Native English speakers should give up their claim to be the guardians of the purest form of the language and accept that the ways it is used and changed by millions around the world are equally valid.

dateNov 02, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Reading Arabic isn't easy

A series of studies published in Neuropsychology has shown that because of the visual complexity of Arabic orthography, the brain's right hemisphere is not involved in decoding the text in the first stages of learning to rea ...

dateAug 31, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Tablets thrust Thai classrooms into digital era

In a rural classroom in the Thai highlands, hill tribe children energetically slide their fingertips over tablet computer screens practicing everything from English to mathematics and music.

dateJun 18, 2013 in Other
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Power of apps in preschool literacy

Australia is a diverse, multilingual country, with more than 200 languages spoken. However, fewer second-generation Australians speak their parents' mother tongues than in some other Western countries.

dateMay 19, 2015 in Social Sciences
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