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2013-07-03 11:55:47

If you rely on hand gestures to get your point across, you can thank fish for that!

2010-06-22 13:59:11

A recent study of an ancient language provides new insights into the nature of linguistic evolution, with potential applications for today's world.

2010-01-22 00:37:58

Psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Memphis have released a new study on linguistic evolution that challenges the prominent hypothesis for why languages differ throughout the world.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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