Daily Archives: May 12, 2021

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Help Fund World Language Education

Funding for the World Language Advancement and Readiness Act (WLARA) Grants Program is critical. Reach out to your Senators and ask them to sign onto the Senate version. This letter is addressed to Senate Appropriators and requests $15 million in FY22 funding for the WLARA through the forthcoming Department of Defense Appropriations bill.  The deadline…

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‘Iconic’ Sounds May Be Missing Link to Language

‘Iconic’ sounds, rather than gestures, could be key to birth of language The missing link that helped our ancestors to begin communicating with each other through language may have been iconic sounds, rather than charades-like gestures—giving rise to the unique human power to coin new words describing the world around us, a new study reveals….