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Girl Talk: Are Women Really Better at Language?

New research shows that young girls may learn language more completely than their male peers.

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Teaching a foreign language? Best teach in the accent of the listener

Perception of second language speech is easier when it is spoken in the accent of the listener and not in the 'original' accent of that language.

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Robots Learn To CreateTheir Own Spoken Language

Language is a tough concept for robots, as words can convey the abstract as well as the concrete and robots have trouble knowing the difference (and grasping the abstract).

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Slow Down! Why Some Languages Sound So Fast

It's an almost universal truth that any language you don't understand sounds like it's being spoken at 200 m.p.h.

Language rules 'stay in the family'

New evidence challenges the idea that the human brain produces universal rules for language.

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Phonetic Clues Hint Language Is Africa-Born

A researcher analyzing the sounds in languages spoken around the world has detected an ancient signal that points to southern Africa as the place where modern human language originated.

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What Bilinguals Tell Us About Mind and Brain

Rhythm, as the recurrent patterning of events in time, underlies most human behavior such as speech, music, and body movements.

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History of Ape Language

Until now, the view was that man alone possessed true abilities for rational thought, culture, morality and language.

 

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