As a group of scientists and amateur space enthusiasts work toward sending a direct message into outer space, two big questions emerge: How do we communicate? And what do we say? We spoke to Northeastern lecturer Adam Cooper—an expert in linguistics—and to the president of the team spearheading the initiative.
The moment Sarah Nelson stepped onto the Northeastern campus, she knew that the university spoke her language. A linguist with the U.S. Navy for six years, she was drawn to the university for its academic strength in her areas of interest, which are physics and geology, its co-op program, and its longtime commitment to supporting the nation’s veterans.
The online scholarly-reviewed journal aims to showcase linguistics research done by undergraduate students at Northeastern.
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.