Learning more than one language at the same time

Learning more than one language at the same time {0}

A question most people ask me on my Blog and YouTube channel is the following: “Is it possible to learn more than one language at the same time, and if so, how should I go about doing it?”  Well, the answer is yes, it is possible to learn more than one language at the same(…)

Jacob Firman ’16

Jacob Firman ’16 {0}

Jacob Firman is a senior majoring in Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College. Describe the role of Spanish and/or indigenous languages in the communities you lived in this past semester. Last semester, I participated in the Mexico Solidarity Network’s Mexican Social Movements program. While in Mexico, we learned from three of Mexico’s and Latin America’s(…)

Mice Speak a Surprisingly Sophisticated Language of Love {0}

Interestingly, according to the team of neuroscientists based out of Duke University, male mice sings sophisticated song during the mating process. Their ultrasonic vocalizations, although human could not hear,  but scientists can use ultrasonic recording devices to track their voice. However, more interestingly, only male mice has this romantic language whereas female mice normally produces no(…)

7 Tips for Sign Language Learners

7 Tips for Sign Language Learners {0}

Ever considered learning ASL as a non-deaf person? Tracy Stine asks that you consider and adopt seven principles to respect and support the deaf community. While Tracy gives boundaries and cautions ASL students against disrespecting deaf signers, Tracy encourages people to learn ASL. Historically, the deaf community has been isolated from the non-deaf community and language(…)

When Will We Learn To Speak Animal Languages?

When Will We Learn To Speak Animal Languages? {0}

Koko the gorilla can comprehend roughly 2,000 words of spoken English. She doesn’t have a vocal tract suitable for responding verbally, so the 40-year-old ape signs her thoughts using a modified form of American Sign Language. Counting her native gorilla tongue, she is, therefore, trilingual. And she doesn’t just talk about food. Over the 28(…)

We’ve Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years {0}

  Which part of your brain functions to control language? Researchers from Northwestern University just published their paper that shows the Wernicke’s area, which long in history thought “to be the center of language comprehension”, is not the action part of the brain that controls language ability. From their research, “it looks as though Wernicke’s area(…)