Play this game and have fun listening to the way people speak from around the world–and how languages are different from one another!
Source: The Great Language Game |
Narrating, explaining, discussing, persuading, instructing – what humans do with language goes far beyond the mere exchange of information. Without language there would be no business or politics, religion or science, law or poetry. However, the phenomenon of language holds many mysteries: What is the origin of this uniquely human aptitude? How does our native language influence us, and which characteristics has language developed in the different corners of the world? An overview of some important language-related research is presented here.
If you really want to know something about a language, then the Language Log site is a great place to start your investigation! If you can think of a topic related to language learning, teaching, or usage that it doesn’t cover, I would love to know what it is! In fact, I challenge you to try to come up with a question it can’t answer.
The National Museum of Language website features this article and several other articles for linguaphiles (people who love languages and words).