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.
Martin Hackl's Experimental Syntax and Semantics Lab generates knowledge about meaning formation
February 15, 2011Role of linguistic form stronger than previously realized.
Philosopher’s Annual 'ten best' selection for von Fintel and Rayo
September 23, 2009
MIT-led team finds language without numbers
June 24, 2008Amazonian tribe has no word to express 'one,' other numbers
MIT research among Nature magazine's 2007 favorite
January 14, 2008
Army linguist learns language of leadership as an MIT Sloan Fellow
November 22, 2006
MIT's anti-microbial 'grammar' posits new language of healing
October 19, 2006Custom peptides punch holes in anthrax, staph bacteria
SHASS announces new department heads
September 12, 2006
Warbling whales speak a language all their ownSubscribe
March 22, 2006