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.
Five from MIT named AAAS fellows
November 26, 2013The professors were recognized by their peers for their efforts to advance science or its applications.
Said and Done for September 2013
September 18, 2013Digest of the MIT humanities, arts and social sciences
Nine MIT faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 24, 2013Among 198 elected this year to the prestigious honorary society.
Also labeled: Awards, honors and fellowships, Biology, Brain and cognitive sciences, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Earth and atmospheric sciences, EdX, Electrical engineering and electronics, Engineering Systems, Faculty, Management, McGovern Institute, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), Philosophy, Physics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Exploring a breakdown in communication
April 18, 2013Study reveals linguistic deficits behind autistic children’s difficulties understanding other people.
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.
Said and Done for November/December 2012
November 29, 2012Digest of humanities, arts and social sciences
Also labeled: Anthropology, Arts, Awards, honors and fellowships, Books and authors, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Economics, Faculty, Humanities, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Literature, languages and writing, Music, Philosophy, Political science, Politics, Social sciences, Students, Technology and society
Explaining the origins of word order using information theory
October 9, 2012Researchers believe that information theory — the discipline that gave us digital communication — can explain differences between human languages.
DeGraff awarded $1 million NSF grant to continue linguistics research in Haiti
October 3, 2012Funding will help develop classroom tools to teach science and math in Creole for the first time.
MIT’s place in the world
September 20, 2012Inaugural symposium addresses the Institute’s global engagement.
Also labeled: Collaboration, Education, teaching, academics, Faculty, Global Education and Career Development, Globalization, Inauguration, Global, Masdar, President L. Rafael Reif, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Skolkovo, Students, Electrical engineering and electronics, History, OpenCourseWare, Philosophy, Staff, Undergraduate, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), MISTI, Online learning, D-Lab
Said and Done for September 2012
September 17, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts, and social sciences.
MIT Professor Shigeru Miyagawa named award recipient by the OCW Consortium
March 23, 2012Professor Miyagawa recognized with other leaders of the global OpenCourseWare movement.
MIT Libraries receive papers of distinguished linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky
February 9, 2012Significant collection spans a long and distinguished career dating to 1955.
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.
Joseph Aoun PhD ’82, president of Northeastern University, receives Muh Alumni Award
October 24, 2011Biennial award honors MIT alumni achievements in humanities, arts and social sciences.
New Artificial Intelligence Hall of Fame inducts four MIT professors
August 24, 2011IEEE Computer Society magazine honors AI pioneers in inaugural Hall of Fame.
Said and Done
August 16, 2011Humanities, arts and social sciences digest for July/August 2011.
A champion of Creole
May 11, 2011Linguist Michel DeGraff is on a quest to give Haitian Creole its due as a respected language — and to help Haitian schoolchildren learn in their native tongue.
Of minds and machines
May 9, 2011Final installment of MIT’s 150th anniversary symposia explores intelligence — both human and artificial.