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Words Cannot Express

Words Cannot Express

Is language first and foremost an artifact of culture? Or is it largely determined by human biology?

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How did language evolve?

How did language evolve?

The secret to how language evolved is still unknown, and mainstream theories fall into two distinctly different camps.

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"Lost" Language Found on Back of 400-Year-Old Letter

Notes on the back of a 400-year-old letter have revealed a previously unknown language once spoken by indigenous peoples of northern Peru.

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Does Your Language Shape How You Think?

Do languages impose on their speakers a picture of reality that is totally different from others?

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"Lost" Languages to Be Resurrected by Computers?

A new computer program has quickly deciphered a written language last used in Biblical times...

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Present imperfect: Is the human brain ill adapted for language?

Like optical illusions, language can play tricks on the brain.

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Listening to Braille

Listening to Braille

...Laura J. Sloate... calls a phone service that reads newspapers aloud in a synthetic voice, and she listens to The Wall Street Journal at 300 words a minute, which is nearly twice the average pace of speech.

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