Early exposure to a second (foreign) language will not disturb the children's language development. Some myths have been explained.
Parents of autistic children are often encouraged to stick with one language at home - even if they speak several. But should they?
Learning languages early makes multilingualism “normal” in classrooms and playgrounds, and builds curiosity and even modest mastery.
Could an Aussie high schooler say to our prime minister, "How’s it goin’, Mal?", and get away with it? Probably.
Being bilingual is not just about learning two languages, it's about absorbing meaning, negotiating and being flexible when it comes to language.
Concerns about non-English-speaking migrant populations leading to "parallel communities" are not well founded. Third-generation migrants are typically monolingual in English.
Kim Jong-un may be able to "chat" in English. That's not enough to understand Donald Trump.
An unspoken class war has long been waged around the pronounciation of the letter "h" - is it haitch or aitch? Despite a snobbish leaning to the latter, haitch makes more sense.
Chinese language learning offers singular opportunities for cultural capital.
Can you become fluent with just a language app? Here's what the research says.
Linguistic clues show how people around the world first developed mathematical thought.
Ethical decisions deliver less emotional impact when presented in a second language, study finds.
Dehumanizing insults have become more common in political discourse. Psychology research has shown that they can prime us for violence – and even change our brains.
The short answer is that the accent you have depends on the people you grew up with and the history of the place that you live in.
Encouraging other languages in the classroom won't lead to 'anarchy'.
Where you come down on the latest internet hullabaloo depends on how your brain fills in gaps in the sounds you hear.
Australia has no policy designating English as the official language, but an explicit 'English first' policy for shop signs would treat speakers of every other language as second-class citizens.
Coverage of a new study suggests it's impossible to become fluent in a foreign language after age ten. But that's deeply misleading – and not what the study found.
Babies would rather listen to each other than to their parents' babytalk, according to new research.
Do chimpanzee talk to each other? Scientists follow and record chimpanzees in the wild to find out – and to fill in details about how human language might have evolved.