Daniel Radcliffe learning Japanese

`Harry Potter` star Daniel Radcliffe has been learning Japanese. Radcliffe, 24, said he is finding it quite tough at the moment as he is only just started, reportedly.

Learning music enhances language, reading skills of disadvantaged kids

A new study has demonstrated that reading and language skills of disadvantaged children can be enhanced by learning to play a musical instrument or to sing.

PM Modi wins hearts, proposes `HIT` formula for Nepal`s development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday won the hearts and minds of Nepalese people when he began his gripping address to the Parliament in Nepali language, recalling his previous visit to the country as a pilgrim.

Language-split Belgium teeters back into crisis

Belgium risked plunging into a fresh political crisis on Wednesday after attempts to form a coalition government collapsed amid allegations Flemish nationalists were not committed to keeping the country together.

Advisory on social media for Hindi-speaking states only: MHA

Government today hit back at the opposition parties saying the controversy over promotion of Hindi on social media platform was "wrong and unwarranted".

Physically fit kids have `superior language skills`

Researchers have claimed that kids who are physically fit have faster and more robust neuro-electrical brain responses during reading than their less-fit peers.

Interpreter to use language skills to improve Japan-China ties

An interpreter for a series of delicate Japan-China meetings hopes to use his language skills as a bridge between the two countries, at a time when bilateral relations remain tense amid a territorial dispute and conflicting views of wartime history.

Just 30 minutes of music training improves language

Do not junk your singing or classical music training class as there is a healthier side to it. Just half an hour of simple music training daily increases blood flow to a particular area of brain that processes language skills.

Humans are born with basic fundamental knowledge of language

A new study has revealed that humans are in fact born with the basic fundamental knowledge of language.

Language `evolution` may help shed light on human migration out of Beringia

Researchers have said that evolutionary analysis applied to the relationship between North American and Central Siberian languages may indicate that people moved out from the Bering Land Bridge, with some migrating back to central Asia and others into North America.

Kids rely on sounds of new nouns more than their meaning

The new study reveals that four-to-seven-year-old children rely on the sounds of new nouns more than on their meaning when assigning them to noun classes, even though the meaning is more predictive of noun class in the adult language.

30% class III kids have problems with multiplication: Survey

Sixty-six per cent of Class III students in the country are able to answer mathematics questions correctly but 30 per cent still have problems handling simple multiplication, a survey released today said.

Brain scans of jazz musicians show language and music similarities

A new study has found that the brains of jazz musicians engrossed in spontaneous, improvisational musical conversation showed robust activation of brain areas traditionally associated with spoken language and syntax, which are used to interpret the structure of phrases and sentences.

Discovery of hyoid bone in Neanderthals’ suggest they could speak like humans

A new study conducted on Neanderthal fossil unearthed in 1989 suggest that they had ability to speak like humans.

Music can reveal ancient human history too

Music can reveal previously hidden clues about the ancient human history, according to researchers.

Gender of speaker may affect how we understand words

Sex of a speaker may determine how quickly and accurately we understand words, a new study suggests.

Gender of speaker may affect language processing

Sex of a speaker may determine how quickly and accurately we understand words, a new study suggests.

Music skills evolved 30 million years ago

Music skills evolved at least 30 million years ago in the common ancestor of humans and monkeys, scientists have found.

Language your ancestors spoke in 2,500 BC revealed

A linguist has been able to recreate a proto-Indo-European (PIE) language that was spoken between 4,500 and 2,500 B.C.

Facebook language can help predict age, gender, personality and traits of users: Study

In a latest study, conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, it has been revealed that the language used in posts and statuses on social media site Facebook can help provide insight into user`s age, gender, personality and other traits.