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.

Bats use brain just like humans: Study
Bats use brain just like humans: Study

Just like humans, bats also use the left and right sides of their brains to process different aspects of sounds, a new study has found.

India's secularism cannot be 'shaken' due to language: PM Modi

Against the backdrop of a row over Sanskrit replacing German in government run schools in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night said India's secularism is not so weak that it will be "shaken" because of a language and there was a need for having "self-confidence".

Humans picked up sophisticated language 'pretty quickly': Study

A new study has recently revealed that humans quickly started speaking in a now-familiar form of language.

Love your language, not religion: Javed Akhtar
Love your language, not religion: Javed Akhtar

For noted scriptwriter, lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar, language has no religion and says those who cry foul over "purity of language" should know that it is non-existent.

Smoking thins vital part of brain: Study

Long-term smoking could cause thinning of the outer layer of the brain involved in critical cognitive functions such as memory and language, a major new study has found.

Word sounds help treat reading disorders

In a finding that may help improve treatment and diagnosis of common reading disorders like dyslexia, a study suggests that phonics should not be overlooked in favour of a whole-language technique that focuses on visually memorising word patterns.

Climate may impact how human languages evolve and sound

 Languages with complex tones are more likely to occur in humid regions of the world, while languages with simple tones are found in frigid areas or dry deserts, scientists say.

World's oldest butchering tools aided human language evolution over 2 million yrs ago

A new study has revealed that world's oldest butchering tools gave evolutionary edge to human communication over 2 million years ago.

Rajasthan: Another BJP MLA's abusive language comes forward

Another BJP MLA's abusive language on call comes forward in Rajasthan.

German envoy's strong pitch against govt decision raises eyebrows

 German Ambassador Michael Steiner's lobbying against government decision to scrap German as third language in about 500 Kendriya Vidyalayas is being frowned upon by the government which sees it as incompatible with an envoy's role.

German envoy confident of finding a solution to language teaching issue in KVs

 Invoking German writer Johann Goethe and Rabindranath Tagore, German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner today expressed confidence of finding a solution to the issue of dropping of German as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas.