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Celebrate International Mother Language Day

Inclusive Education through and with Language - Language Matters Message from the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova:2015 marks the 15th anniversary of International Mother Language Day – this is also a turning point year for the international community, as the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, when countries will define a new global sustainable development agenda. The focus for the post-2015...

How does mother tongue affect second language acquisition?

A new study is exploring how a person’s native language can influence the way the brain processes auditory words in a second language.Because cues that signal the beginning and ending of words can differ from language to language, a person’s native language can provide misleading information when learning to segment a second language into words. Annie Tremblay, an assistant...

Celebrate International Mother Language Day

"Local languages constitute the majority of languages spoken across our world in the field of science. They are also the most endangered. Excluding languages means excluding those who speak them from their fundamental human right to scientific knowledge. " - Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General.The Mother Tongue Day in 2014 will examine issues related to local languages and science. Experts...