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 ...

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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Maltese-English Dictionary to be Digitized

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Arizona linguist Adam Ussishkin has headed up an effort to update and digitize the Maltese-English dictionary of record. The new searchable database will enable scholars and ...

dateSep 28, 2010 in Other
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Children use space to think about time

Space and time are intertwined in our thoughts, as they are in the physical world. For centuries, philosophers have debated exactly how these dimensions are related in the human mind. According to a paper to appear in the ...

dateMar 31, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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