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Language Is Shaped by Brain's Desire for Clarity and Ease
October 16, 2012
Cognitive scientists have good news for linguistic purists terrified about the corruption of their mother tongue. Using an artificial language in a carefully controlled laboratory experiment, a team from the University of Rochester and Georgetown University has found that many changes to language are simply the brain's way of ensuring that communication is, in fact, as precise and concise as possible.
University of Rochester
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