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.
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Dyslexia affects about 10 percent of the population, and its cause is up for discussion.
Lauren Byrnes and Hollis Thomann have received Fulbright Scholarships for 2013–2014.
Humans favor speech as the primary means of linguistic communication. Spoken languages are so common many think language and speech are one and the same. But the prevalence of sign languages suggests otherwise. Not only can Deaf communities generate language using manual gestures, but their languages share some of their design and neural mechanisms with spoken languages. New research by Northeastern University’s Prof. Iris Berent further underscores the flexibility of human language and its robustness across both spoken and signed channels of communication.
Many species on the planet employ a unique form of communication.
All languages—spoken or signed—are comprised of patterns of meaningless elements.
While dyslexia is most often classified as a reading disorder, it is also well known to affect how individuals process spoken language.
Oxford Dictionaries Online, the online-only subsidiary of the Oxford English Dictionary, recently added several words to its database that highlight our widespread usage of digital language in everyday conversation.