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Why are the birds gone?

Why are the birds gone? {0}

If you’ve come to the language lab within the past two weeks, you will notice that the birds are no longer in the main space. We have been asked to contain them by Keith Watkins, the head of facilities, as well as the Head of Environmental Safety and Health, in order to ensure the safety and well being of all members(…)

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Irish is making a comeback

Irish is making a comeback {0}

I posted a few weeks ago about the revitalization of Manx, and now here’s an article about another Gaelic language making a comeback.

A Word in the Hand

A Word in the Hand {0}

Is there a linguistic framework universal in all human minds? Scientists have showed their proof in sign language. Click here to read more.    

Losing Your Inner Monologue

Losing Your Inner Monologue {0}

Do you talk to yourself? Or even just think to yourself? Imagine losing the ability to do that. That is precisely what happened to Tinna Geula Phillips after a stroke; she went from being multilingual (six languages!) to being unable to formulate even basic sentences.   Read more here: http://nautil.us/blog/what-happens-when-you-cant-talk-to-yourself

In a Globally Connected World, Local Music Still Dominates

In a Globally Connected World, Local Music Still Dominates {0}

We live in a world where it is always becoming increasingly easier to access music from all over the world. With services like YouTube and Spotify, international music gains massive audiences. However, according to a recent study, the highest rating artists in many countries continue to be local, and international musical presence remains low key.

Why Gendered Names of Hurricanes May Be a Bad Idea

Why Gendered Names of Hurricanes May Be a Bad Idea {0}

“In 1978, the World Meteorological Organization began using both genders to name hurricanes, in alternation. Research by Kiju Jung of the University of Illinois and colleagues, published in 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that, on the average, serious hurricanes in the U.S. with female names caused more deaths than those with(…)