Infants need free tongue movement to distinguish speech sounds

A team of researchers led by Dr Alison Bruderer, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia, has discovered a direct link between the tongue movements of infants and their ability to distinguish speech sounds. “Until now, research in speech perception development and language acquisition has primarily used the auditory experience as the driving … Continue reading Infants need free tongue movement to distinguish speech sounds

INEC Chairman ought to be sacked – Odia Ofeimun

In the wake of the ongoing Nigerian politics, here comes another perspective, I suppose a controversial one, from a Nigerian poet and writer, Odia Ofeimun who after speaking on the politics of Pan African Organization, recommended that the INEC Chairman Attahiru Jega ought to have been sacked for what he considered as manipulation of the voters' … Continue reading INEC Chairman ought to be sacked – Odia Ofeimun

Chomsky’s Linguistics: A book of research in generative linguistics

In celebration of Chomsky's enormous contribution to Linguistics and global scholarship, the MIT published Chomsky's Linguistics, which is a collection of Prof. Noam Chomsky's works over a period of 37 years of linguistics research and development. Amazon has this to say regarding Chomsky and the book:  "One of the oldest and most storied linguistics programs in … Continue reading Chomsky’s Linguistics: A book of research in generative linguistics