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Language Learning Makes the Brain Grow, Swedish Study Suggests - Science Daily (press release)

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Language Learning Makes the Brain Grow, Swedish Study SuggestsScience Daily (press release)Students with greater growth in the hippocampus and areas of the cerebral cortex related to language learning (superior temporal gyrus) had better language...
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Mice learn to sing like songbirds and humans, study says - Los Angeles Times

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NBCNews.comMice learn to sing like songbirds and humans, study saysLos Angeles TimesSongbirds are a common model animal for studying language acquisition and learning.
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Language Learning Makes the Brain Grow, Swedish Study Suggests - Science Daily (press release)

Language Learning Makes the Brain Grow, Swedish Study Suggests - Science Daily (press release) | Language Matters | Scoop.it
Language Learning Makes the Brain Grow, Swedish Study SuggestsScience Daily (press release)Students with greater growth in the hippocampus and areas of the cerebral cortex related to language learning (superior temporal gyrus) had better language...
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Tower of Babel? Why Groundbreaking New Finds Have Scientists Saying the ... - iScienceTimes.com

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iScienceTimes.comTower of Babel? Why Groundbreaking New Finds Have Scientists Saying the ...iScienceTimes.com"Archeologists and linguists have had different favorite theories on the language origins," noticed linguist Michael Dunn, a key player at...
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Theory: Music underlies language acquisition - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

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Theory: Music underlies language acquisitionScienceBlog.com (blog)Contrary to the prevailing theories that music and language are cognitively separate or that music is a byproduct of language, theorists at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music...
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Linguists Reveal Ancient Relations Between Language Families - Sci-News.com

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Sci-News.comLinguists Reveal Ancient Relations Between Language FamiliesSci-News.com...
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Can Language Affect the Way We Feel?

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Can language affect the way we experience emotions? More than ever, researchers are finding that language not only affects the way we communicate, but also the (It sure can! --> Can Language Affect the Way We Feel?

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Cambridge University Polish lessons test language skill - BBC News

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Cambridge University Polish lessons test language skillBBC NewsThe joint project - Varieties of Initial Learners in Language Acquisition (VILLA) - includes researchers from the University of Paris 8, University of Osnabrueck, Radboud University...
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Would Europe be better off with a common language? - Washington Post (blog)

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Would Europe be better off with a common language?Washington Post (blog)But how realistic is a common language policy?
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What happens when a language dies?

Check out this repost article by Alex Rose in Obit Magazine. _________________ Lost in Translation  By: Alex Rose “The single most notable characteristic of English,” writes Bill Bryson, “is its de...

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English-Only Debated, Again - National Journal

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English-Only Debated, AgainNational JournalBut critics of the legislation, H.R.
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Saving Endangered Languages From Cultural Assimilation - usariseup

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Saving Endangered Languages From Cultural AssimilationusariseupOn April 16, 2012, Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper signed a law that allowing the teaching of Native American language and culture in public schools.
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Infants Can Use Language to Learn About People's Intentions - Science Daily (press release)

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Infants Can Use Language to Learn About People's IntentionsScience Daily (press release)... assistant professor at NYU and one of the study's co-authors.
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Infants' Recognition of Speech More Sophisticated Than Previously Known - Science Daily (press release)

Infants' Recognition of Speech More Sophisticated Than Previously Known - Science Daily (press release) | Language Matters | Scoop.it
Infants' Recognition of Speech More Sophisticated Than Previously KnownScience Daily (press release)Learning disability · Familiarity increases liking · Psycholinguistics · Great Ape language.
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Maternal depression affects language development in babies - Science Codex

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Maternal depression affects language development in babiesScience Codex"At this point, we do not know if accelerating or delaying these milestones in development has lasting consequences on later language acquisition, or if alternate developmental...
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Hidden meaning of colors and languages in English-Spanish - VOXXI

Hidden meaning of colors and languages in English-Spanish - VOXXI | Language Matters | Scoop.it
VOXXIHidden meaning of colors and languages in English-SpanishVOXXILanguage uses colors for its own purposes, attaching diverse and odd meanings to them.
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Researchers identify present day Turkey as origin of Indo-European languages - Washington Post

Researchers identify present day Turkey as origin of Indo-European languagesWashington PostThe prevailing theory among linguists, however, is the “Steppe hypothesis,” explained Michael Dunn, a linguist the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics...
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Language use is simpler than previously thought - Phys.Org

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Language use is simpler than previously thoughtPhys.OrgThe researchers drew on evidence in language-related fields from psycholinguistics to cognitive neuroscience.
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Even A Few Years Of Music Training Benefits The Brain

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By Christie Wilcox(Click here for the original article) Music has a remarkable ability to affect and manipulate how we feel.

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Researchers investigate early language acquisition in robots - Cordis News

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Cordis NewsResearchers investigate early language acquisition in robotsCordis NewsThe results, which shed light on the potential of human-robot interaction systems in studies investigating early language acquisition, are an outcome of the ITALK...
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A lament for the death of the English language - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

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Telegraph.co.uk (blog)A lament for the death of the English languageTelegraph.co.uk (blog)The rules of grammar are learned – with extraordinary, beautiful ease, without any teaching or reinforcement from parents – by children, who by the age of...
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Musicians' Brains Might Have an Edge on Aging

Playing a musical instrument and learning a second language.

"Study found seniors with musical training outperformed others on thinking, memory tests..."


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Double language barrier Deaf woman conquers the odds to speak English - Tampa Bay Newspapers

Double language barrier Deaf woman conquers the odds to speak English - Tampa Bay Newspapers | Language Matters | Scoop.it
Tampa Bay NewspapersDouble language barrier Deaf woman conquers the odds to speak EnglishTampa Bay NewspapersLast fall, Fang started taking classes at the Tomlinson Adult Learning Center in downtown St.
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Language policy lets pupils down - Mail & Guardian Online

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Language policy lets pupils downMail & Guardian OnlineThis "additive bilingualism" relies on the notion that it is possible to accelerate the acquisition of a second language by falling back on the mother tongue as a basis.
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16 official languages for Zimbabwe - NewsDay

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16 official languages for ZimbabweNewsDayLast year, the Ministry of Education introduced the teaching of Tonga in Binga and pupils sat for their first ever examination in the language in Grade 7.
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NU researchers develop 'Colbertian' language - Daily Northwestern

NU researchers develop 'Colbertian' languageDaily NorthwesternStudents and teachers in the NU's Bilingualism and Psycholinguistics Lab used the created language to study how knowing multiple languages might influence the process of learning a new...
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