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Language Acquisition

The One Thing Every Parent Can Do To Guarantee Their Child's Success

Jane Swift | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jane Swift

What would you do if you could give your child something that is proven to boost her creativity, empathy and cognitive functions, while putting her on a path to increased academic and career success? You'd jump all over it, right?

Do People Learn Nouns or Verbs More Easily?

Quora | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Let's try an experiment to find out!* I'll show you a few objects, and give you some sentences with them. (No peeking ahead to the end or the experiment won't work!)

Language: More Than Just Words

Robin Lakoff | Posted 04.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Robin Lakoff

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo"Water" is the simplest kind of word to learn how to use, a concrete noun. So it's not surprising that such words are normally the first a child learns. But more intriguing -- and much less studied -- is the question of how we learn other kinds of words.