Contrary to popular belief, language is not limited to speech. In a recent study published in the journal PNAS, Northeastern University Prof. Iris Berent reveals that people also apply the rules of their spoken language to sign language.
Hannah Powers had a very busy spring in Germany while on co-op at the University of Kaiserlautern.
Charlotte Pratt says a highlight of her co-op in Spain is being able to merge her major of linguistics with learning about business, which she says will be helpful in the future.
In the 52nd annual Robert D. Klein Lecture, psychology professor Iris Berent argued that human language is a product of a specialized biological system, that we are innately equipped with a language instinct.
Provost James C. Bean announced this week that Iris Berent is this year’s Robert D. Klein Lecturer.
Research on spoken languages has shown that they rely on the human brain’s ability to unconsciously encode patterns in speech in the form of abstract rules. But do those same rules operate in American Sign Language?
Instructions are important, especially to a jury, so making them as clear as possible is important. Researchers at Northeastern University evaluated the properties.
New research from Northeastern professor of psychology Iris Berent and her colleagues indicates that language and motor systems are intricately linked—though not in the way that has been widely believed.
A groundbreaking study published in PLOS ONE by Prof. Iris Berent of Northeastern University and researchers at Harvard Medical School shows the brains of individual speakers are sensitive to language universals.
Nearly two-dozen students shared their co-op experiences with their peers at the College of Science Spring Co-op Expo on Friday in the Raytheon Amphitheater.