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

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

Linguistics as a window to understanding the brain

Language as a complex system of 'human' communication remains an indecipherable mystery for linguists and cognitive scientists. Professor Steven Pinker, a Cognitive Scientist at Harvard University, despite studying language for over thirty years, still feels there is far more for him to know about language than he already knows. In this video, he takes us through the amazing … Continue reading Linguistics as a window to understanding the brain