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Babies exercise language areas of brain before speaking | SBS News

Posted By hyperlingo on Language - 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.

10 things you need to know about translation technology | Technology | The Observer

Posted By hyperlingo on Translation - Understanding a foreign language is getting easier with the range of translation apps for your smartphone and computer

Unbabel Raises $1.5M To Expand Translation Service, Grow Customer Base | TechCrunch

Posted By hyperlingo on Technology - 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...

Researchers receive $2.098 million grant to study recovery of language after stroke

Posted By hyperlingo on Language - 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.

Egypt: after the revolution comes the battle for language | World news |

Posted By hyperlingo on Language - What do words such as 'freedom' or 'coup' mean in Egypt today? One artist is collecting definitions from across a divided nation