Science & Technology

New App, Color Game, for Language Evolution

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany and the Mint Minds and Traditions Research Group (a Max Planck research group) have released a new app that...

Indian Languages Outpacing English Online

According to a recent study, the growth of Indian language internet users is growing at 18% per year, so that by 2021 the total will reach 531...

Apple’s Siri Learns Shanghainese in Ongoing Race to Dominate Voice-Assist

Last week we saw the release of Google Assistant, an electronic assistant that follows commands on mobile phones. While these tech super-giants are...

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...

Sir Ken Robinson @ FETC

Language Magazine favorite Sir Ken Robinson will be delivering the opening keynote address at next month's FETC (JANUARY 23 - 26, 2018, ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER, ORLANDO, FL) so we're offering a SPECIAL BONUS:...

Literacy on the Line

Vinod Lobo describes how a California grant is giving adult English learners access to blended education programs on their smartphones Recent data shows that adult ELLs engaging in a blended model of in-person and at-home,...
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Bilinguals Solve Math Differently Depending on the Language

A recent study has found that...

Poly Aims to Share ALL the World’s Languages

Poly began after a successful Kickstarter campaign last year as an open source, modern software built to share and learn languages in text and video. The project was created by Wikitongues founders and directors...

Indian Bilinguals Humanizing Virtual Assistants

To improve the functionality of Cortana, its voice-powered virtual assistant, Microsoft is turning to bilinguals. Of specific interest is the practice of code...
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Study Links Toddler’s Screen Time to Slower Speech Development

In recent years, young children and toddlers have been increasingly exposed to handheld devices. It’s become commonplace to see babies playing games on tablets, smartphones, and other technological devices, rather than with wooden blocks...