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2019 is UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages. And we need it to be

Linguists warn against the death of half the world’s languages by the end of this century.

It’s easier to learn new languages if you have a thick cortex

Swedish researchers have discovered a connection between the ability to learn a new language and the brain's structure. The thicker the cerebral cortex, the better the participants understood the grammar of a language they had never encountered before.

Children with weak language skills less likely to play with other children

When toddlers have poor language skills, they can also have social problems, according to new research.

Helping refugee children to read — with a computer game

Syrian refugee children often do not learn to read in their native Arabic. But two new games are set to change that.

She stutters, but hardly anyone knows it

Berit Løkken belongs to a rare type of stutterers that you might never have heard of.

The names of Tolkien's universe explained

The works of J.R.R. Tolkien are an excellent introduction to Old English and other historic languages, according to a researcher.

Brazil: A country without a language

OPINION: Brazilians speak Portuguese. But do they really?

What is the world’s weirdest language?

VIDEO: This language lacks words for numbers and colours. But at least it can be whistled.

Two-thirds of all languages use similar sounds in common words

A study of more than 6,000 languages from around the world shows a surprising relationship between certain words’ sound and meaning.

Viking movie will be entirely in Old Norwegian

Liða skaltú ok deyja! — May you suffer and die! Thorough research and hard work has led to one of few films to exclusively use genuine viking language.