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Gaming leads to better English

Youngsters who spend much time on certain computer games expand their English vocabularies.

Children do not automatically learn a second language

It is a myth that children develop a second language just by attending kindergarten. Preschool teachers must actively facilitate the learning process.

Where Norwegian lingo heads for limbo

The last generation of Norwegian-speaking Americans will soon be gone.

Sperm whale language under scrutiny

A new project aims to decode the sperm whale’s communication system using the latest animal-borne acoustic technology.

Norwegian students prefer English-speaking countries

Great Britain and the US are on top of the list for most Norwegians who want to study abroad. While expert urges them go places where they can learn German or French.

Mysterious code in Viking runes is cracked

A runic code called jötunvillur has finally been decrypted. It just might help solve the mystery of the Vikings’ secret codes.

The sense and sensibility of carbon capture

The debate about carbon capture is not mainly about how efficient the technology is. The language used by its advocates is just as important.

A treasure trove of Arabic terms

Are the terms alcohol and kohl related? Yes, if we trace their origins. An Arabic etymological term base, the first of its kind, can provide new knowledge about Arab identity and cultural history.

Close-ups: Manuscript fragments

By studying hand-written text fragments researchers chart the evolution of written language in Norway.

Visual language will give better online services

When you last bought a book or a trip online, did you have a good or poor user experience?