Three faculty members—Jonathan Kaufman, director of the School of Journalism, Shakir Mustafa, teaching professor of Arabic, and Heather Littlefield, associate teaching professor in linguistics—explain the differences among the names ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh and why they matter.
New research out of Northeastern psychology professor Iris Berent’s lab suggests that humans’ capacity for creating language is encoded in our brains as a universal set of rules.
Lucas Schoeppner, Lauren Byrnes, and Hollis Thomann have earned the prestigious scholarships and will travel to study, conduct research, and teach in Germany.
Instead of saying “Pardon my French” when we curse, we should be saying, “Pardon my Old English,” says Heather Littlefield, head advisor of the linguistics program at Northeastern.
I’ve written a few times about language acquisition, but I’m pretty sure this will be the first time I write about linguistics. “My research questions are based on syntax which […]
A psychologist, a geneticist and a neurologist walk into Curry Ballroom.…sorry that was lame. I thought it sounded like the start of a joke, but I guess not. Anyway, it’s true. […]