Linguistics News

Apr 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new translation of a 40-line inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt called the Tempest Stela describes rain, darkness and the ‘sky being in storm without cessation, louder than the cries of the masses.’ The Tempest Stela of Ahmose. Reconstruction of the face. Image credit: Malcolm H. Wiener and James P. Allen, 1998. The Tempest Stela dates back to the reign of the pharaoh Ahmose, the first pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty. His rule...

Mar 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A 1,800-year-old private letter from the Egyptian recruit Aurelius Polion of legio II Adiutrix stationed in Pannonia Inferior (modern day Hungary) has...

Mar 13, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Evolutionary analysis applied to North American and Siberian languages suggests that while most of the Beringia people migrated into North America, some...

Feb 21, 2014 by Jeyakumar Ramasami

Inscriptions on Indus seals give details about animals sacrificed and nature of ceremony. Some ceremonies were performed for obtaining remission of sins...

Sep 11, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Language (full paper) provides the first empirical evidence to prove that television viewing does help to accelerate...

Jul 9, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A broad range of evidence from linguistics, genetics, paleontology, and archaeology suggests that Neanderthals and Denisovans shared with us something...

Jul 4, 2013 by Sergio Prostak

Dr Marcelo Montemurro from the University of Manchester and Dr Damian Zanette from the Centro Atómico Bariloche e Instituto Balseiro, Argentina, claim...

Jun 18, 2013 by Enrico de Lazaro

Dr Carmel O’Shannessy, a linguist with the University of Michigan, has reported new information on the structure and origins of Light Warlpiri, a recently...

Jun 13, 2013 by Sci-News.com

According to new research reported in the open-access journal PLoS ONE, the geographic context in which a language is spoken may directly impact its phonological...