News tagged with psycholinguistics

Chimpanzees create social traditions

(Phys.org)—Researchers have revealed that chimpanzees are not only capable of learning from one another, but also use this social information to form and maintain local traditions. A research collaboration between the Gonzaga ...

dateAug 29, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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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. ...

dateApr 14, 2011 in Social Sciences
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