Languages
Language is the human ability to acquire and use complex systems of communication, and a language is any specific example of such a system. The scientific study of language is called linguistics.Quest...
Languages - Wikipedia
Teaching English with new gender pronouns
Teaching English with new gender pronouns is a little more complicated. What's your preferred pronoun? Let us know in the comments!
Romanian: The Forgotten Romance Language
This video is all about Romanian - the forgotten Romance language! Special Thanks to Alexandru Zaharia for providing excellent audio samples for this video! Say hi to Mickey in the comments! Suppor...
Speaking more than one language changes your brain
Many studies have been conducted and have shown that learning more than one language is beneficial to so many aspects of your life but especially your brain! It can actually grow in size!
The 10 Oldest Languages Still Spoken In The World Today
Oldies and goodies: Check out our list of the ten oldest languages in the world.
Google AI Creates Its Own Language: AI New Language
Google brain neural network AI has reportedly created its own universal language, which allows the system to translate between other languages without knowin...
Amazing baby! 4-year-old Bella from Moscow
4-year-old Bella from Moscow easily speaks Russian, English, French, Chinese, Spanish, German and Arabic!
Learn Italian London
Attend Italian language lessons and courses for learners of any age and skill. London Language Studio offers one-to-one, group training and private sessions anywhere throughout London.
SignAloud: Gloves that Transliterate Sign Language into Text and Speech
Thomas Pryor and Navid Azodi of the University of Washington are the $10,000 Lemelson-MIT “Use it!” Undergraduate Winners for their invention SignAloud, glov...
Why You Hate The Word "Moist", According To Science
Words have the power to inform, embolden, and inspire. But very few have the power to send a cold shiver up your spine quite like the word “moist.” Thanks to a new piece of research, scientists might ...
Dictionary of dead language complete after 90 years
A full dictionary of the extinct language of ancient Mesopotamia has been completed after 90 years of work. Assyrian and Babylonian - dialects of the language collectively known as Akkadian - have not...
How Funny Is This Word? The 'Snunkoople' Effect
How do you quantify something as complex and personal as humour? University of Alberta researchers have developed a mathematical method of doing just that—and it might not be quite as personal as we t...
Sperm Whales Develop Culture, Regional Accents
A study comprising 18 years of data has found that, just like humans, sperm whales develop "culture" as evidenced by their regional dialects. Some of the most intelligent animals can be found, not on ...
United Slang Of America Map: If Every State Had An Official Word, What Would It Be?
Welcome to the United Slang of America. In order to create the map above, we used a layered, multistep approach. First, we called up some linguists who helped us make an initial list of unique words t...
MIT claims to have found a “language universal” that ties all languages together
A language universal would bring evidence to Chomsky's controversial theories. Language takes an astonishing variety of forms across the world—to such a huge extent that a long-standing debate rages a...
Language
Language is the human ability to acquire and use complex systems of communication, and a language is any specific example of such a system. The scientific study of language is called linguistics.Quest...
Foreign language
A foreign language is a language indigenous to another country. It is also a language not spoken in the native country of the person referred to, i.e., an English speaker living in Japan can say that ...
Linguistics
Linguistics is the scientific study of language.There are three aspects to this study: language form, language meaning, and language in context. The earliest activities in the description of language ...
Linguistics - Wikipedia
History of linguistics
Linguistics as a study endeavors to describe and explain the human faculty of language.In ancient civilization, linguistic study was originally motivated by the correct description of classical liturg...
Philology
Philology is the study of language in written historical sources; it is a combination of literary criticism, history, and linguistics. It is more commonly defined as the study of literary texts and wr...
Phonology
Phonology is a branch of linguistics concerned with the systematic organization of sounds in languages. It has traditionally focused largely on the study of the systems of phonemes in particular langu...
Phonology - Wikipedia
Grammar
In linguistics, grammar is the set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language. The term refers also to the study of such rules, and this...
Syntax
Syntax is linguistic structure above the word level, most commonly dealing with how sentences are formed. It refers both to particular sets of rules, and also to the academic field that studies those ...
Language acquisition
Language acquisition is the process by which humans acquire the capacity to perceive and comprehend language, as well as to produce and use words and sentences to communicate. Language acquisition is ...
Second language acquisition
Second-language acquisition, second-language learning, or L2 acquisition, is the process by which people learn a second language. Second-language acquisition (often abbreviated to SLA) also refers to ...
Origin of language
The origin of language in the human species has been the topic of scholarly discussions for several centuries. In spite of this, there is no consensus on the ultimate origin or age of human language....
Natural language
In neuropsychology, linguistics and the philosophy of language, a natural language or ordinary language is any language which arises, unpremeditated, in the brains of human beings. Typically, therefor...
Animal language
Animal language are those forms of non-human animal communication that show similarities to human language. Animal communication may be considered complex enough to be called a form of language if: th...
Animal language - Wikipedia
Silesian German
Silesian German (Silesian German: Schläsche Sproache/Schläs'sche Sproche, German: Schlesisch) or Lower Silesian is a nearly extinct German dialect spoken in Silesia. Today, the region of Silesia h...