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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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'Talking dictionaries' document vanishing languages

Digital technology is coming to the rescue of some of the world's most endangered languages. Linguists from National Geographic's Enduring Voices project who are racing to document and revitalize struggling languages are ...

dateFeb 17, 2012 in Other
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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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What is unique in the brain of an Arabic speaker?

Literary Arabic is expressed in the brain of an Arabic speaker as a second language and not as a native language. This has been shown in a new study by Dr. Raphiq Ibrahim of the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Language speed versus efficiency: Is faster better?

A recent study of the speech information rate of seven languages concludes that there is considerable variation in the speed at which languages are spoken, but much less variation in how efficiently languages communicate ...

dateSep 01, 2011 in Other
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