Children who spent more time with hand-held screens were more likely to exhibit signs of an expressive speech delay, according to a new study from Toronto.
By Nsikan Akpan
A Yale linguist explains how many colors exist in your language’s rainbow.
By Claire Bowern, The Conversation
Dogs are able to process individual words and intonations in a manner similar to humans, based on a new study in the journal Science.
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
Because many states and localities don’t use tested court interpreters and ignore federal rules for when interpreters are required, many criminal defendants and civil litigants with limited English skills are not equipped to navigate the complex legal system, jeopardizing their…
By Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline
By Eric Boodman, STAT
It’s like Google Maps for your cerebral cortex: A new interactive atlas purports to show which bits of your brain help you understand which types of concepts.
By Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Celebrate your child's scribbles. A novel experiment shows that even before learning their ABCs, youngsters start to recognize that a written word symbolizes language in a way a drawing doesn't — a developmental step on the path to…
By PBS NewsHour
Oxford Dictionaries added 1,000 new words to its informal language collection on Thursday, including slang expressions “mic drop,” “cakeage” and “cat café.”…
By PBS NewsHour
“Language Matters,” a new PBS documentary, explores how linguistic heritage and traditional cultures around the world are at risk of being lost forever. Jeffrey Brown talks to the show’s host, poet Bob Holman, about the fight to revive languages on…
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