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.