Tag: language

2,700-year-old inscriptions found by archeologists at the ancient site of Grakliani Hill in Georgia places prehistoric Georgia as one of the first civilizations to...

It is a long established characteristic of natural human language that the relationship between the sounds that make up a word and the meaning...

Three MIT researchers have investigated the tendency for languages to place words that work together as closely as possible. This property, dubbed the “dependency length...

It has already been established that social media speeds up language evolution, but as the Chinese government actively censors online communities, the country's language...

Reps. David Price (D-NC), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Joe Crowley (D-NY), and Don Young (R-AK) have introduced the World Language Advancement Act (H.R. 3096), which...

The name Pluto comes from the greek Ploutōn (Πλούτων), who was the ruler of the underworld in Greek and Roman religion and mythology. Plouton,...

New research from Northwestern University has found a quick way to detect future literacy challenges in children who have not yet learned to read...

India is now the second-largest online market in the world, but the Internet in India is predominantly an English only medium. Only 10% of...

The children's dictionary writers at Oxford University Press (OUP) named #, or hashtag, the UK children's word of the year. Through the annual analysis...

In the well-known left and right brain divide, language has been placed as a logical function of the left. The center of language comprehension...