http://www.sbs.com.au - Babies start with simple vowel sounds — ooh's and aah's. A mere months later, the cooing turns into babbling — "bababa" — showing off a newfound grasp of consonants. A new study has found that a key part of the brain involved in forming speech is firing away in babies as they listen to voices around them. This may represent a sort of mental rehearsal leading up to the true milestone that occurs after only a year of life: baby's first words.
http://www.cbsnews.com - Scientists explain why the English-speaking apes in the new film "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" will remain a sci-fi dream
http://www.theguardian.com - Understanding a foreign language is getting easier with the range of translation apps for your smartphone and computer
http://techcrunch.com - In the interconnected world, machines are too rigid in understanding the nuances in translating languages and humans are too slow for on-the-fly translation...
http://www.ibtimes.com - "It looks like Hong Kong. It doesn't look like Canada."
http://www.news-medical.net - An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Arizona has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study language abilities in patients recovering from a stroke.
http://motherboard.vice.com - Ultimately, one language will probably win out as the go-to protocol, and the things will have their say.
http://www.theguardian.com - What do words such as 'freedom' or 'coup' mean in Egypt today? One artist is collecting definitions from across a divided nation