In college, I used to underline sentences that struck me, that made me look up from the page...I noted them for their clarity, their rhythm, their beauty and their enchantment. For surely it is a magical thing for a handful of words, artfully arranged, to stop time.
SOME people pick up a little Hebrew before their bar mitzvahs, or learn Spanish from their mothers, or can speak some Japanese from a semester abroad. Timothy Doner, 16, is not one of those people.
HONG KONG — Scaling the wall. Buying soy sauce. Fifty cents. A mild collision. May 35. Mayor Lymph. River crab.
Girls and women in their teens and 20s deserve credit for pioneering vocal trends and popular slang.
By training birds to 'get rhythm', scientists uncover evidence that our capacity to move in time with music may be connected with our ability to learn speech.
Wolfram Alpha is one of a number of efforts to build greater understanding of the meaning of words — or semantics — into search.
Harvard psychologists are finding that preschool-age children adopted from foreign countries learn English in the same sequence as babies.
Recent studies on how language learning occurs point to potential learning benefits for students who speak more than one language.