Cold case: A linguistic mystery yields clues in Russian
February 7, 2014MIT professor’s new book explains how the quirks of Russian numerals can tell us something deep about the universal properties of grammar.
MIT and Haiti sign agreement to promote Kreyòl-language STEM education
April 17, 2013Initiative designed to help Haitians gain technical education.
How human language could have evolved from birdsong
February 21, 2013Linguistics and biology researchers propose a new theory on the deep roots of human speech.
Zue awarded Okawa Prize
November 9, 2012Honored for work in speech science and spoken-language systems
MIT sailing receives trio of ICSA All-Academic Team honors
October 31, 2012
Byki Online builds proficiency in 70 languages
March 7, 2012This resource for the MIT community features instruction in 70 languages, from Afrikaans to Zulu.
The advantage of ambiguity
January 19, 2012Cognitive scientists develop a new take on an old problem: why human language has so many words with multiple meanings.
Perreau receives Newton Fellowship from the British Academy
December 12, 2011Receives research associate appointment from Cambridge University
In the World: Murmurs of Mayan
October 5, 2011MIT undergraduate travels to Mexico in hopes of documenting and preserving ancient linguistic phenomena — and the culture behind them.
Localizing language in the brain
August 29, 2011New study pinpoints areas of the brain used exclusively for language, providing a partial answer to a longstanding debate in cognitive science.
Computer automatically deciphers ancient language
June 29, 2010A new system that took a couple hours to decipher much of the ancient language Ugaritic could help improve online translation software.