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Inspirational Selections about Language

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. ~ Nelson Mandela
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Nature of Language by José Parlá

In this video José Parlá talks about the Nature of Language, a mural commissioned by SNOHETTA and North Carolina State University for the James B. Hunt Library in Raleigh. The library is best known for its architecture and technological integration, including a large robotic book storage and retrieval system which houses most of the university's engineering, textiles, and hard sciences collections.
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Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies

In this TED Talk Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another -- by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world.
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Language names

Language names provides an extensive list of native/local names for languages in their own scripts. Click on the links to hear how they are pronounced.
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10 Superb Psychological Advantages of Learning Another Language

Learning another language can promote brain growth, stave off dementia, boost memory, improve attention and more.
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Benefits of Learning a Second Language

The employment, citizenship, and cognitive benefits are numerous when you learn a second language.
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Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism

Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for traveling. It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English.
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Mapping the Bilingual Brain

“Bilingualism is an experience,” says Bialystock, and just like any other exercise (e.g., dancing, knitting, using sign language) it re-wires the brain, forming new neurons and new connections.
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Bilingual Brains – Smarter & Faster

Recent studies of children who grow up in bilingual settings reveal advantages over single language children, including both increased attentive focus and cognition. The findings correlate with prefrontal cortex brain activity networks, which direct the highest levels of thinking and awareness.
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Why Bilinguals Are Smarter

Being bilingual makes you smarter and can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.
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