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"Internet" is a Commonly Borrowed English Word This Internet café is in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Yun. Image credit: Huang Yong on Flickr, CC BY 2.0.

Database of Loans Suggests that English is The World’s Number One Borrower and Lender of Words

International word trades are sometimes friendly, sometimes not. Chemise, schadenfreude and Tennessee are the words originally borrowed from the languages of French, German and Cherokee respectively. According to the report by the Boston Globe reports, it appears that English have borrowed numerous words from almost other languages all over the world. However, […]

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Listen to the History of Human Migration—Music Is a Witness to Human Evolution

Listen to the History of Human Migration—Music Is a Witness to Human Evolution

In human migration and the formation of different ethnic groups, differences in language between various ethnic groups usually exhibit certain correlation with the gene differences. Recently, Steven Brown, associate professor in Psychology, Neuroscience and Linguistics at McMaster University, for the first time uses quantitative data prove that music and genes […]

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Look at What I’m Saying: Brain Depends on Vision to Hear, Study Says

Look at What I’m Saying: Brain Depends on Vision to Hear, Study Says

Recently, bioengineers from University of Utah discovered that our understanding of language is heavily dependent on vision than we previously thought. Under the right conditions, what you see will override what you hear. The new finding suggest that speech-recognition software and artificial hearing devices could benefit not only from a […]

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Language Can Reveal the Invisible

Language Can Reveal the Invisible

Can’t you find your ring or keys on your messy desk? Try out an amazing magic spell—speaking out the name of the item. A recent research by Gary Lupyan, a cognitive scientist and psychology professor from University of Wisconsin-Madison, is published in this month’s Proceedings of the National Academy of […]

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