Research shows your view of the world changes with the language you speak

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There are a lot of perks that come with being bilingual.  Job prospects are better, a boost in cognitive abilities, and even protection from dementia.  Now new research shows that depending on the specific language they are operating in, they can also view the world in different ways.   Continue reading… “Research shows your view of the world changes with the language you speak”

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Language Dispute Threatens the Future of Belgium

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Graffiti deface a bilingual signpost in Brussels.

The “survival” of Belgium as a unified country was called into question last night after a row between French and Dutch speakers brought the government to the verge of collapse.  The wrangle has already brought down the government four times in the past three years but the latest spat is the gravest yet and threatens to split the country into Flemish areas and French-speaking areas.

 

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Lip Reading Software Can Figure Out What Language You’re Speaking

Lip-Reading Software Can Figure Out What Language You’re Speaking

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Some scientists at the University of East Anglia in England, with aims only for the betterment of humanity, we’re sure, have developed lip-reading software that can not only pick up words based on mouth shapes, but can even figure out what language you’re speaking — always a handy thing when understanding speech, we’ve found.

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