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Learning second language 'slows brain ageing'

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Learning second language 'slows brain ageing'

"These findings are of considerable practical relevance. Millions of people around the… - Lorna Salgado - Google+

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//Bilingualism

Learning second language 'slows brain ageing'

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//Bilingualism<br/><br/>Learning second language 'slows brain ageing'<br/><br/>"These findings… | English | Scoop.it
//Bilingualism

Learning second language 'slows brain ageing'

"These findings are of considerable practical relevance. Millions of people around the… - Lorna Salgado - Google+

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The Geography of Language

"Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past."


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Woodstock School's curator insight, June 4, 2014 6:05 AM

A good teaching tool for explaining the diversity of languages.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 12, 2014 9:38 PM

Geografia Cultural

Chris Plummer's curator insight, January 11, 2015 11:46 PM

Summary- This video explains how so many languages came to be and why. By the early existence of human there was a such smaller variety of languages. Tribes that spoke one language would often split in search of new recourses. Searching tribe would develop in many new different ways than the original tribe. new foods, land, and other elements created a radically different language than the original. 

 

Insight- In unit 3 we study language as a big element of out chapter. One key question in chapter 6 was why are languages distributed the way they are. It is obvious from the video that languages are distributed they way they are is because of the breaking up from people which forced people to develop differently thus creating a different language. As this process continues, there become more and more branches of a language family.  

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Which English? on GamesWithWords.org

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What countries have most influenced the way you speak? Take this test designed by MIT researchers and find out.


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Suvi Salo's curator insight, June 14, 2014 3:45 AM

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