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Researchers Trace Branches in Tree of Language

To test which branches hold up under the weight of scrutiny, a team of researchers associated with the Evolution of Human Languages program is using a novel technique to comb through the data and to reconstruct major branches in the linguistic tree.

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Interpreting Speech Involves Auditory Signal, Plus Expectation

When we listen to people speak, we hear the sounds they’re making and we also try to predict what they’re going to say. Research shows that even children use past experience with language to hear what we expect others to say, particularly in background noise.

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