Gestures like waving and pointing go hand-in-hand with first words. A new study finds twins do both later than single-born children.
yesterday • ~6 min
Scientists advocate for cleaning up troublesome jargon by applying new standard nomenclature for the hormones known as oxytocin and vasopressin in humans.
April 29, 2021 • ~8 min
'Can I see your parts list?' What AI's attempted chat-up lines tell us about computer-generated language
Endearing and amusing, AI's faltering attempts at flirting show how far computer-generated language has come.
April 28, 2021 • ~7 min
Cultivating ‘multilingual identities’ in schools could help reverse national crisis in language-learning
More young people may choose to study foreign languages to GCSE if they are encouraged to ‘identify’ with languages at school, rather than just learning
April 22, 2021 • ~6 min
April 18, 2021 • ~2 min
An interactive visual database for American Sign Language reveals how signs are organized in the mind
In American Sign Language, some words rhyme, some look like what they mean and some are used more often than others. A new database of these features paves a pathway for ASL research.
April 6, 2021 • ~9 min
New research uses artificial intelligence to uncover the brain regions involved in understanding the meaning of sentences.
March 30, 2021 • ~4 min
"I believe that poetry, and language more broadly, is capable today of changing the world politically," says Galina Rymbu.
March 8, 2021 • ~9 min
People are better at identifying "Republican language" than "Democratic language," new research finds.
March 2, 2021 • ~4 min
Harvard’s Center for Integrated Quantum Materials and The Learning Center for the Deaf are working together to develop American Sign Language modules on quantum science topics for undergraduate students with the aim of increasing STEM opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
March 2, 2021 • ~7 min