Climate affects development of human speech

Finding a correlation between climate and the evolution of language, researchers say that languages with complex tones are much more likely to occur in the world's humid regions.

Bilingualism can alter children's beliefs about world around them
Bilingualism can alter children's beliefs about world around them

A new study has recently revealed that some bilingualism can change a kid's beliefs about world because they have the ability to understand that "everything was not innate, and so they can learn."

Learning a second language after age 10 boosts brain: Study
Learning a second language after age 10 boosts brain: Study

Plenty of research has shown that learning a second language can boost brainpower, but a new study out Monday suggested that the effects extend to those who begin in middle childhood.

Quality of sleep really affects kid's academic performance

A new study has revealed that school-aged kids' sound sleep is linked to better performance in mathematics, languages and so in future academic success.

Govt working for protection of dialects: Irani

Government is working for protection of those languages which are on the verge of extinction and those which are used only for conversations, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra wants to make '3 Idiots' in different languages
Vidhu Vinod Chopra wants to make '3 Idiots' in different languages

 Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra says he wants to make the blockbuster "3 Idiots" in various languages because it left an impact on many people's lives.

Gandhi's autobiography to be released in Punjabi, Kashmiri

 Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography 'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' has now been published in Kashmiri and Punjabi languages also and the editions would be released on his birth anniversary tomorrow.

Being bilingual can slow brain ageing

Speaking two or more languages may slow down cognitive decline caused by ageing, a new study has found.

Study suggests speaking different languages sharpens brain

A new study has revealed that being bilingual allows to keep the brain sharp.

Asin learning Spanish

Actress Asin, who is already fluent in five languages, is reportedly learning Spanish.

Elephants can decode human voices better than we can: Study

A new study has revealed that African elephants might be better at deciphering human voices than humans.

South Africa`s Mxit plans rollout in 11 Indian languages

South African mobile instant messaging service Mxit, launched in India a fortnight ago, plans to rollout its service in 11 regional Indian languages within the next six months.

UGC sanctions centre for preserving endangered languages

The University Grants Commission has sanctioned the setting up of a centre for preservation and promotion of smaller indigenous and endangered languages in the Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ).

Bilinguals process both languages simultaneously

Bilingual speakers can switch languages seamlessly, likely developing a higher level of mental flexibility than monolinguals, a new study has found.

Altitude affects the way languages are spoken

A new study has found a link between geographical elevation and the way language is spoken.

Here`s how to say ``Google it`` in 20 languages!

It isn`t a rare scenario when you are probably talking to a foreigner or are in a foreign land and want to use the common expression "just Google it".

WB Govt recognises six non-Bengali languages

The West Bengal government on Thursday
decided to recognise six languages other than Bengali as those
spoken by linguistic minorities in the state.

All languages evolved from `single mother tongue` in Africa

The number of sounds varies hugely from language to language.

Idea launches language assistance service

Idea launched a service which will help users to communicate with others in 16 different languages.

Now, a computer programme to decode world`s lost languages

Scientists have developed a new
computer programme that can automatically translate an ancient
language into a known language, a discovery they hope could
help them decipher some of the scripts that are yet to be
understood.