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Read my lips, bilingual babies!

When I first heard about this study, I was in the middle of writing up my MA thesis on the effects of video for learning new speech sounds. I was washing the dishes and listening to the Science Friday podcast—I’m

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Does Language Determine Thought?

Most people are familiar with the power of language to shape our thoughts and actions. They may not know, however, that linguists have used the term linguistic relativism to debate the issue for decades. Often called the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis or

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What can hyperpolyglots teach us?

I want to share a really neat clip with you guys. It’s about hyperpolyglots, people who speak a large number of languages. If you don’t have 15 minutes to spare to watch, I’ll forgive you. For a brief summary: there

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