Daily Archives: April 3, 2017

Is grammar innate or learned?

Contemporary linguistic doctrine is that a speaker’s knowledge of grammar is innate (at least in part). Stanford researcher Michael Frank uses a statistical model to show that a child’s grammar actually gets better over time, thus pointing to the possibility … Continue reading

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What happens to your brain when you learn a second language?

It may actually increase in size! https://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/04/what-happens-to-the-brain-language-learning?CMP=share_btn_link

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The history of DARE

The Dictionary of American Regional English is a treasure-trove of American speech. Here is the fascinating story of its creation written by Simon Winchester: http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/communication/native-tongues

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