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The Science of Baby Talk [Video]

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A leading researcher talks about what has been learned about how children learn language
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Whistled Turkish challenges notions about language and the brain

Whistled Turkish challenges notions about language and the brain | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Generally speaking, language processing is a job for the brain's left hemisphere. That's true whether that language is spoken, written, or signed.
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This Video Explains the Brain Benefits of Learning Multiple Languages

This Video Explains the Brain Benefits of Learning Multiple Languages | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Learning a second language is great for traveling and getting a better paying job, but it can also make your brain healthier.
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This Video Debunks 10 Popular Misconceptions About English Grammar

This Video Debunks 10 Popular Misconceptions About English Grammar | Bazaar | Scoop.it
It’s easy to get confused about proper grammar because there’s so many different rules. Some of the rules you’ve probably heard, however, may not necessarily be true, and this video is here to clear those up.
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6 Sites and Apps to Help You Learn a Language for Free

6 Sites and Apps to Help You Learn a Language for Free | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Learning a foreign language boosts brain activity, broadens your cultural horizons, and helps you avoid catastrophes when ordering from a menu in an unfamiliar country.
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Research challenges popular theory on origin of languages

Research challenges popular theory on origin of languages | Bazaar | Scoop.it
International research involving the University of Adelaide has shed new light on the origins of some of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
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Drops Teaches You Foreign Language Vocabulary in Just 5 Minutes a Day

Drops Teaches You Foreign Language Vocabulary in Just 5 Minutes a Day | Bazaar | Scoop.it
iOS: When you're trying to learn a new language (or any other skill), it's often better to study in small, frequent chunks. Drops limits your learning time to just 5 minutes of vocabulary building gameplay a day.
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The Actual Benefits Of Speaking Two (Or More) Languages

The Actual Benefits Of Speaking Two (Or More) Languages | Bazaar | Scoop.it
We're often told that people who speak two or more languages have a distinct cognitive advantage over monolingual speakers – but how big is this advantage, really?
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How The Simpsons Changed the English Language

How The Simpsons Changed the English Language | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Over at the Oxford Dictionaries blog, there's an essay by author and Indiana University at Bloomington professor Michael Adams that investigates how The Simpsons has helped shape the English language over the past 25 years.
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Oxford Dictionaries

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Dictionnaire Oxford d'anglais britannique et américain en ligne et gratuit. Traduisez de l'anglais vers l'espagnol, le français, l'italien, le portugais et l'allemand avec les dictionnaires bilingues.
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Smigin Lets You Build and Learn Useful Phrases In Different Languages

Smigin Lets You Build and Learn Useful Phrases In Different Languages | Bazaar | Scoop.it
iOS: If you're traveling internationally—or want to make simple conversation with a non-English speaker—the Smigin app on iOS lets you build phrases quickly, gives you native pronunciation, and lets you save important phrases as favorites to use...
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The History Of The English Language In One Chart

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Triangulations blogger Sabio Lantz recently put together this rather clever diagram showing how the English language has evolved over the past 3,000 years.
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What's The Best Language Translation Tool?

What's The Best Language Translation Tool? | Bazaar | Scoop.it
When you need to translate one language to another, doing it with a machine or an algorithm is never perfect, but sometimes it's those apps and services are the best tools we have.
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Whistled Language Forces Brain to Modify Usual Processing

Whistled Language Forces Brain to Modify Usual Processing | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Both hemispheres are involved in the brains of people interpreting a whistled variant of Turkish, compared with a left hemisphere dominance when listeners hear the spoken language   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...
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Learn to Read Korean the Easy Way with This Comic

Learn to Read Korean the Easy Way with This Comic | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Korean writing might look very complex and hard to learn, but if you want to learn the language, the comic below by Ryan Estrada makes it easier to remember how to pronounce Korean characters.
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Master Many Foreign Languages By Thinking Like an Actor

Master Many Foreign Languages By Thinking Like an Actor | Bazaar | Scoop.it
For those of us who aren’t polyglots, learning multiple foreign languages seems like a huge intellectual feat.
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Top 10 Tips and Tools for Learning a New Language

Top 10 Tips and Tools for Learning a New Language | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Knowing another language is a valuable skill—one that could boost your salary and your brain . While there are many paths to picking up a foreign language, here are ten of the most tried-and-trued ways to become bilingual or even a polyglot.
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How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don't Speak the Language

How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don't Speak the Language | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Unless you have a super brain, you’re probably not going to learn a whole new language every time you visit a different country. But with the right tools in your arsenal, you can get by.
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Tracing languages back to their earliest common ancestor through sound shifts

Tracing languages back to their earliest common ancestor through sound shifts | Bazaar | Scoop.it
A team of researchers in the U.S. and U.K. has developed a statistical technique that sorts out when changes to words' pronunciations most likely occurred in the evolutionary history of related languages.
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Mainichi Teaches You Japanese with Every New Chrome Tab

Mainichi Teaches You Japanese with Every New Chrome Tab | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Chrome/Web: Learning another language can be difficult if you don't immerse yourself in it every day. Mainichi is a Chrome new tab replacement and webapp that teaches you (and reminds you of) everyday Japanese words.
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The Punctuation Guide Teaches You to Communicate More Clearly

The Punctuation Guide Teaches You to Communicate More Clearly | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Proper punctuation is key to written communication, but it can be difficult to master. The Punctuation Guide is a webapp that teaches you to use punctuation appropriately. Just click on a punctuation mark to read all about how to use it.
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Want to influence the world? Map reveals the best languages to speak

Want to influence the world? Map reveals the best languages to speak | Bazaar | Scoop.it
New method of measuring cultural transmission suggests some tongues spread ideas better than others
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Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old

Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Learning a new language changes your brain network both structurally and functionally, according to Penn State researchers.
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Here we go. One more good reason to use Tandoo and improve your language skills... (Wiebke)

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Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree

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When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian). Lessons on language families are often illustrated with a simple tree diagram that has all the information but lacks imagination. 

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Five Best Language Translation Tools

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When you need to translate one language to another, either just to communicate or because you're trying to read something, you have tons of options—they're just not all that great at capturing what the original language really meant without...
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