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Why do some languages have more words than others?

Let's get two things straight. Firstly, counting the number of words in a language is no easy feat. And secondly, linguistics expert Kenny Smith is skeptical of the the claim that English has a far larger vocabulary than ...

Study suggests face masks do not muddle speech perception

A Department of Modern Languages course sparked an opportunity for four Carnegie Mellon University students to publish and present research at the 2021 Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium ...

Study shows second-language learning can happen quickly

In a finding that runs contrary to one of the most-cited studies in the field, a new research paper from University of Kansas linguists shows that even as beginners, adults can quickly begin mentally processing sentence structures ...

Is English the lingua franca of science? Not for everyone

English has become the de facto language of science: International conferences are held in English, the world's top scientific journals are in English and academics in non-English speaking countries get promoted based on ...

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