Researchers at University of Missouri and Kansas State University discovered having respectful communication outweighs ‘fun’ work perks when attracting and retaining young workers
Researchers from Japan construct a human brain model using a machine learning-based optimization of required user information
Researchers draw inspiration from snake skin in sensor’s structural design
White matter reorganizes at specific time points to meet the needs of the brain
We need to talk openly about vaccine side effects if we are to defeat the coronavirus pandemic
A publication by Kazan Federal University saw light in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.
Experimental study finds white people often send the opposite message when they explain why they’re not prejudiced
Computer scientists from KIT are experts for real-time speech recognition and translation – kites team to help improve Zoom’s machine translation
Small children learn language at a pace far faster than teenagers or adults. One explanation for this learning advantage comes not from differences between children and adults, but from the differences in the way that people talk to children and…
Conversations between seriously ill people, their families and palliative care specialists lead to better quality-of-life. Understanding what happens during these conversations – and particularly how they vary by cultural, clinical, and situational contexts – is essential to guide healthcare communication…
Researchers use a computer model to explain how children integrate information during word learning
Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign determined that communicating with female friends decreases stress hormone levels for women across the lifespan
Research identified tweets from Pakistan supportive of India during crisis
Study demonstrates the possibilities of a future speech prosthesis for humans
Authors of three scientific papers–two from the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) and one from science, technology, and medicine (STM)–are receiving SAGE Publishing’s second annual 10-Year Impact Awards. The awards recognize the authors of papers published in SAGE Journals 10…
Joint Symposium of the Science Academies of Germany, Israel and the USA
Hebrew University archaeologists unveil 7,000-year-old seal impressions used for commerce and protection of property
Language is one of our species’ most important skills, as it has enabled us to occupy nearly every corner of the planet. Among other things, language allows indigenous societies to use the biodiversity that surrounds them as a “living pharmacy”…
The social consequences of Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and its effects on memory and attention span are among the studies to be presented at CHITEL 2021
A new study suggests that not having any math education after the age of 16 can be disadvantageous
Americans dramatically overestimate the number of migrants affiliated with gangs and children being trafficked
Media representatives can register to attend; topics cover pandemic, vocals, moth wings
Carolina study shows announcing pronouns improves how pronouns are understood
An international team led by UNIGE demonstrates that the characteristics of bilingualism allow autistic children to compensate for certain fundamental deficits
LAWRENCE — A strange thing sometimes happens when we listen to a spoken phrase again and again: It begins to sound like a song. This phenomenon, called the “speech-to-song illusion,” can offer a window into how the mind operates and…
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The U.S. Army plans to cooperate in artificial intelligence research with teams led by the University of Maryland, College Park and in partnership with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The cooperative agreement brings together a…
Siberian jays are group living birds within the corvid family that employ a wide repertoire of calls to warn each other of predators. Sporadically, however, birds use one of these calls to trick their neighbouring conspecifics and gain access to…
University of Houston leads research project funded by National Science Foundation
American writer and humorist Mark Twain, a master of language and noted lecturer, once offered, “The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” Electric fish and today’s TED talk speakers…
Findings suggest new strategies to limit the growth of groups like the Boogaloo and ISIS
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is organizing an international symposium to analyze literary and film history and the cultural processes, texts and agents involved, from a perspective that seeks to be transnational, gender-based and decentralized
A U of M Medical School study says non-English speaking also contributes to worse outcomes, independent of race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status
This novel concept from University of Pennsylvania neuroscientist Nicole Rust brings the field one step closer to understanding how memory functions. Long-term, it could have implications for treating memory-impairing diseases like Alzheimer’s
Research from University of Pennsylvania neuroscientist Joseph Kable finds that two sub-networks are at work, one focused on creating the new event, another on evaluating whether that event is positive or negative
How people consume news and take actions based on what they read, hear or see, is different than how human brains process other types of information on a daily basis, according to researchers at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
The ‘missing link’ that helped our ancestors to begin communicating with each other through language may have been iconic sounds, rather than charades-like gestures – giving rise to the unique human power to coin new words describing the world around us, a new study reveals.
A new study provides a profile of teachers around the world who provide English Medium Instruction (EMI) in higher education, in which the English language is used to teach academic subjects (other than English itself) in countries where the first…
Forgery of official documents by monks was rife across medieval Europe because of social changes and the growing importance of the written word, a new book shows. Fake documentation began to be produced in earnest in the tenth century across…
A new focus in English linguistics
An analysis of Twitter activity between March 1 and Aug. 1, 2020, found strong support by U.S. users for wearing face coverings and that a media focus on anti-mask opinions fueled the rhetoric of those opposed, report University of Oregon researchers.
Characters with harsh syllables in their names were judged to be stronger, heavier and larger
Gossip creates social connections and allows for learning about the world indirectly
Douglas Wilbur ’14, a visiting Ph.D. scholar in the Department of Communication at UTSA, has published a study that shows how researchers can craft message campaigns to protect individuals from adopting extremist views.
Multilingual people have trained their brains to learn languages, making it easier to acquire more new languages after mastering a second or third.
Concerns for fair treatment in courts and community
UTokyo-MIT study measures brain activity while learning basic sounds, grammar rules of unfamiliar language
University of Bath Press release
Babies can recognise combinations of words even before they have uttered their first word, a study suggests, challenging ideas of how children learn language.
As our planet warms, seas rise and catastrophic weather events become more frequent, action on climate change has never been more important. But how do you convince people who still don’t believe that humans contribute to the warming climate? New…
Babies can recognize combinations of words even before they have uttered their first word, a study suggests, challenging ideas of how children learn language