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Centre not imposing any language on anyone: Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday denied as incorrect the perception that the Centre is imposing Hindi language on others, maintaining that the government has only notified the recommendations of a parliamentary panel.

Learning foreign languages may sharpen our brain

Learning foreign languages enhances our brain's elasticity and its ability to code information, a study has found.

Good grasp of native language may improve English skills

Good grasp of native language may improve English skills

Pre-schoolers experience significant improvements in their English skills when they have a good grasp of their mother-tongue or native language, according to a new study.

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.

Now, robots which can talk by generating own language!

Scientists created a pair of robots which can communicate locations to each other by generating their own language.

Centre developing fonts in all 22 languages

Fonts in all 22 regional
languages were being developed by the Centre and will be
available for download, Union minister Sachin Pilot said
today.

Coming soon: Devices that break language barrier

Automatic speech recognition distinguishes what is said and translates to the target language.

How the human brain learns language

There is no single advanced area of the human brain that gives it language capabilities above and beyond those of any other animal species, says a new study from the University of Rochester.