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  • Feb 28, 2012
  • 04:38 PM

Unique languages, universal patterns

Peter Dizikes / MIT News
In turn, the similarities between English and Japanese underscore a larger point about human language, in Miyagawa’s view: All its varieties exist within a relatively structured framework. Languages are different, but not radically different. Dating to the 1950s, in fact, much of MIT’s linguistics program has aimed to identify the similar pathways that apparently unrelated languages take.

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