TerraTalk app can correct students' English pronounciation, grammar!

TerraTalk app can correct students' English pronounciation, grammar!

TerraTalk, wants to help English learners with a new app that promises to correct their pronunciation and grammar, says a report.

Bilinguals' brains work differently

Bilinguals' brains work differently

According to a new study, language juggling can rewire a bilingual brain.

Infants can 'sense' colours even before they can speak

Infants can 'sense' colours even before they can speak

The brain activity was measured by a near infrared specrtoscopy technique which realises comfortable measurement of brain activity in infants.

Declining weight during ageing linked to cognitive impairment

People having a greater weight loss during ageing are at an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) which affects the memory, language, thinking and judging capacity of an individual, says a new study.

All languages equally efficient at conveying meaning

The study compared the way three groups of people in Britain, China and Finland read their own languages.

Babies learn turn-taking much before they can speak

Taking turns to respond to each other is a key part of conversation and babies learn the technique at around six months of age, long before infants know much about language, says a new study.

Electronic toys affect language used during infants' playtime

 Does your toddler play with electronic toys that produce lights, words and songs? A new study warns that children playing with electronic toys get to make less use of language compared to those playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden puzzle, a shape-sorter and a set of rubber blocks.

Human brain decodes basic language like monkeys

Human brain decodes basic language like monkeys

 Researchers reveals that recognising the basic structure of language is not unique to the human brain.

Watch out social media for critical health information

 Language used in everyday social media posts may have a strong connection to an individual's health, according to a new research from University of Pennsylvania.

DNA: Is Hindi losing its importance to English?

Every year, 14th September is celebrated as Hindi diwas. Today, English language has completely overshadowed Hindi. So, is Hindi losing its importance to English?

How hashtags affect language on Twitter

How hashtags affect language on Twitter

When tweeters use hashtags -- a practice that can enable messages to reach more people -- they tend to be more formal and drop the use of abbreviations and emoticons, finds a new study conducted by a team that includes an Indian American researcher.

Whistled Turkish language uses both sides of brain equally

In perception of a Turkish language - whistled Turkish - both hemispheres of the brain get equally involved, new research has found, debunking the common theory that the left brain hemisphere is dominant in the processing of all languages.

Here's how to improve your toddlers' development

 Want to teach your toddler important life skills? Well it's time to become funny as a new study reveals that children as young as 16 months old naturally learn the difference between joking and pretending by picking up on their parents' cues.

DNA: How this Mumbai family upholds its love for Sanskrit language!

Watch how this Mumbai family has adopted Sanskrit as their only language!

Learn two languages for a sharper brain

A new study suggests people who speak two languages have more gray matter in the executive control region of the brain.

'Bezubaan Ishq' track speaks language of love: Arpita Chakraborty

'Bezubaan Ishq' track speaks language of love: Arpita Chakraborty

 Singer Arpita Chakraborty, who has sung songs like “Lori of death” and “Raske bhare tore naina”, is happy with the response to her latest title track for forthcoming romantic film "Bezubaan Ishq".

Now, more Indian languages on Swiftkey

SwiftKey Keyboard for Android on Friday launched new adaptive layouts for Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi and Nepali languages, the company's official blog post said.

Infants can think before they learn the words

Human babies can understand basic abstract relations - whether two objects are the same or different - even before they learn the words to describe such relations, new research has found.

Indus Valley script numerical, not language: Historian

Contrary to the age-old assumption that the Indus script is a language, a veteran science historian has claimed that it is numerical, as evident from numbers and symbols in the seals and artifacts of the Indus Valley Civilisation (3000-1900 BC).

President Pranab Mukherjee to present Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil

 President  will present "Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil" for the year 2011-12 and 2012-13 tomorrow.