Here’s something else for you from Making Sense by David Crystal, about what children acquire in a language after they have mastered its “basic” grammar. I find it especially interesting because it’s a feature of grammar that’s not so often mentioned… Read More »On one of the stages of language acquisition in children
Have you ever experienced a sudden improvement in your speaking skills after binge watching a series or reading a book? Or the opposite, being stuck and almost unable to speak after studying a lot of grammar and vocabulary? What happens… Read More »What makes adults worse language learners than children?
What comes to your mind when you hear ‘A.I. chatbots’? Here’s something more interesting for you, The Jessica Simulation: Love and loss in the age of A.I. – a true story about a heartbroken man who managed to heal his… Read More »How an A.I. chatbot helped to mend a broken heart
Similar to our language abilities, I think we often take the importance of our memory for granted. We may even complain, “Oh, I have a memory like a sieve!”. But if you read about amnesiacs, people who lost their memory… Read More »Memory as the basis of meaningful life
Did you know that most Japanese people cannot read texts dating back more than 150 years ago? Pity, isn’t it? Those texts, of which there are billions of pages preserved, are written in a script called kuzushiji. With the modernisation… Read More »Machine Learning for Japanese Script kuzushiji