Your mother may have taught you that it’s rude to point, but according to new research in Psychological Science, a… More
Syntactic persistence is the tendency for speakers to produce sentences using similar grammatical patterns and rules of language as those… More
When I was preparing to come to the National University of Singapore (NUS) for a one-year visiting appointment in 1991… More
In his book Me Talk Pretty One Day, humorist David Sedaris chronicled his pain at trying to learn French, in… More
What Does it Mean to be Alive? How Notions of the Natural World Unfold- in Development and Across Languages.
Understanding the concept of a “living thing” is a late developmental achievement. Early research by Jean Piaget, showed that kids… More
While communication may be recognized as a universal phenomenon, distinctions—ranging from word-order to naming—undoubtedly remain as they help to define… More