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FOXP2 Role in Language Evolution Challenged by Genome Study

It was previously thought that the changes to a certain gene, Forkhead box protein P2 (FOXP2), was the principal link to the evolution of human language. Researchers believed that the changes in this gene...

No More ‘Foreign Language’ Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors has approved Oscars rules for the 92nd Academy Awards, including changing the Foreign Language Film category to International Feature Film. “We have noted that the reference to...

English Now Second Place in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rican Senate recently approved a bill declaring Spanish as the first official language of the country, moving English to second place. The 1993 law proceeding this new regulation put both English and...

Feds Called to Account for Lack of Teacher Diversity

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and leaders in Congress have been called to act to address the lack of teacher diversity in our nation’s classrooms in a letter from a coalition of 75...

Chinese Language Films for a Growing Middle Class

The market potential of China's rising middle class is bringing big attention to the filmmaking world and the demand for quality Chinese language media. CNN reported that Warner Brothers recently struck a deal with...

Language Affects How We Perceive Motion

The way our native language employs verbs of motion—words like “go,” “run” or “descend”—may have an effect on how we perceive those motions, according to a study published in Neuropsychologia. According to the study, different...

New Academy of Hebrew Language in Jerusalem

The Academy of the Hebrew Language has announced that they will build its next global center in the National Quarter in Jerusalem. The Academy, which was established by the Israeli government in 1953, held...
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Reprieve for International Students

The federal government has rescinded its new policy that would have forced international students to leave the U.S. amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs who was hearing the case...
Bilingual Revolution Seminar Series

Join the Bilingual Revolution

What if every child could be offered a bilingual education? According to NYC’s Fabrice Jaumont, the power is in our hands to do it and he’s hosting a series of informative webinars on how...

Milestones in Language Acquisition

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