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Young Children Understand Grammar, Chimps Don’t
2013-04-11 08:08:57

While chimps simply mimic language patterns, children as young as two years old understand basic grammar rules and are not simply imitating adults as they first learn to speak, according to a new study.

Researcher Explores The Illogical Nature Of Language
2013-02-05 07:59:52

When the philosopher and linguist Jeffry Pelletier first handed in his doctoral dissertation in the 1970s, he was unaware his obscure study of a grammatical oddity would eventually open up a new field of research.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.