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  • In the World: Murmurs of Mayan

    MIT undergraduate travels to Mexico in hopes of documenting and preserving ancient linguistic phenomena — and the culture behind them.

    October 6, 2011
  • Localizing language in the brain

    New study pinpoints areas of the brain used exclusively for language, providing a partial answer to a longstanding debate in cognitive science.

    August 30, 2011
  • Looking beyond English

    MIT professor uses linguistics in an ESL classroom to teach scientific principles, empower a new generation of critical thinkers.

    May 5, 2011
  • Wordly wisdom

    What determines the length of words? MIT researchers say they know.

    February 10, 2011
  • Ask a linguist: Q&A with David Pesetsky

    Professor, AAAS fellow discusses 'Universal Grammar,' relationship between language and music

    February 9, 2011
  • Said and Done

    Humanities, arts, and social sciences digest for October 2010

    October 19, 2010
  • Computer automatically deciphers ancient language

    A new system that took a couple hours to decipher much of the ancient language Ugaritic could help improve online translation software.

    June 30, 2010
  • Emeritus: Sound reasoning

    MIT emeritus linguist Morris Halle sees his influence live on — and take some unexpected directions

    June 8, 2010