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Talking Faster, Saying the Same

According to a new study (“Different languages, similar encoding efficiency: comparable information rates across the human communicative niche”) published in Science Advances, languages differ in...

Scholar Self-Immolates Over Language Extinction

An academic activist, Albert Razin, died in Russia after setting himself on fire in a political protest about government policy surrounding his native Udmurt language. According to...

43 Million American Adults Have ‘Low’ English Literacy Levels

White and Hispanic adults make up the largest percentage of U.S. adults with low levels of English literacy, according to the most...

NZ Commits to Million Māori Speakers

Māori Development Minister, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, says New Zealand's commitment to ensure basic te reo is spoken by a million people in...

There’s No Sound Like Home

Study shows that babies learn language best from speakers who sound like their caregivers. Language development in bilingual children remains a contested and enigmatic phenomenon, and oftentimes...

‘Blowfish Effect’: How Children Learn Words

Even young children know what typical dogs and fish look like, and they apply that knowledge when they hear new words, reports a team from the Princeton...

New Media Literacy Resources Available Online

The California Department of Education (CDE) has created an online media literacy resource page for educators. The page provides access to free K–12 resources,...

Japan Takes Responsibility for Language

Japan’s parliament, the Diet, has responded to the steady growth of foreign residents by passing a law making the government responsible for...

Meaningful Professional Growth

Amanda Seewald offers a spoonful of thoughts from a teacher coachThe most creative people I know are educators of some sort. As...

Kashmiri Challenged

The serenity of Kashmir's Dal Lake belies the ongoing conflict.The Indian government’s decision to revoke the autonomy of the territory of Jammu and...