Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Semantically speaking: Does meaning structure unite languages?

“Humans’ common cognitive abilities, language dependance may provide an underlying semantic order to the world’s languages

Using a new methodology that measures how closely words’ meanings are related within and between languages, an international team of researchers has revealed that for many universal concepts, the world’s languages feature a common structure of semantic relatedness.”

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