Six persons of different ethnicity are standing from the left to the right, with speech bubbles representing their respective languages floating above them.
Communication

The Origin of Sophisticated Human Language

July 2, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of years ago our ancestors were communicating with each other via grunts and signs. But what makes human language unique is its complexity. When did this sophistication arise? […]

'Tone' word written in toy cubes.
Communication

Tone Changes in Language

June 20, 2020

There are several languages that exist in the world where, when you pronounce a syllable in a particular pitch, it brings about complete differences in meaning. Learn about these tone changes and how they came to be. […]

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Communication

The Processes of Sound Change

June 19, 2020

Today, about 6000 known languages exist. However, they were not always all present, at least as they exist now. Learn about how changes in sound contribute to the evolution of Language. […]

Grammar illustration
Communication

The Origin of Language

June 14, 2020

Language has always been an integral part of human cultural interactions. But is culture the only place from which language emerges? Read on to find out more. […]

representation of cunfusion during communication
Communication

Chomsky’s Innateness Hypothesis

June 14, 2020

Find out about Noam Chomsky’s groundbreaking Innateness Hypothesis, which stipulates that the human language is not simply a part of our culture and learning; we are born with language in our genes. […]

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