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Think swearing isn’t big or clever?

Studies show swearing might be big and clever after all. Africa Rising/Shutterstock Click for a full size image   Think swearing isn’t big or clever? Think again The use of obscene or taboo language, or swearing as it’s more commonly ...

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Do we swear too much

Go ahead, just let off some steam. ‘Swearing’ – shutterstock Do we swear too much? Some people love to swear and can’t get enough of it. But you’ll occasionally hear complaints that if we’re not careful, we might overuse profanity ...

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Words and Meaning

Words and Meaning Do words have the meaning, or the meaning have the words? Language is what we use to share ideas, concepts, make things together, communicate etc.. It’s a fundamental part of our society, any society. But what if ...

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Language is in our biology

Language is in our biology If you want to master languages, you should pick your parents with care. By: Siv Ingrid Skau Ekra The ability to learn a new language is determined by our genes. (A good working memory is ...

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Scientists Translate Monkey Sounds To English

Scientists Translate Monkey Sounds To English by Stephen Luntz Photo credit: muuraa via Shutterstock. Campbell’s monkeys such as this one have dialects adapted to their local conditions Monkeys not only have language, but distinct local dialects. Research into the variations ...

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Language studies trigger brain growth

Language studies trigger brain growth Intensive foreign language studies enlarge areas of the brain that play a big role in language, memory and spatial navigation. By: Andreas R. Graven Researchers have found significant increases in the hippocampus, a structure deep ...

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Language is in our biology

Language is in our biology If you want to master languages, you should pick your parents with care. By: Siv Ingrid Skau Ekra The ability to learn a new language is determined by our genes. (A good working memory is ...

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