Babies can understand the basics of grammar months before they start speaking, scientists have said.
Babies from bilingual families are better at switching their attention from one task to another compared with infants from homes where only one language is spoken, according to new research.
Penguin vocal patterns follow the same principles as human linguistics, new research suggests.
The way humans conceptualise emotions such as anger, fear, joy and sadness may vary across different languages, researchers have said.
Scottish Gaelic is to be introduced on a free online language learning service with more than 300 million users.
The Doric language is full of many incredible words - some are still used in everyday conversation by people across the north-east.
Aberdeen academics are set to lead new research into the Scots tongue – the first time such a study has been carried out since the 1950s.
Changes in human diet resulted in the development of sounds such as “f” and “v”, new research suggests.
Chimpanzee sign language apes the way humans communicate, research has shown.
Researchers have urged Scots speakers to take part in a new study.
Emoji has become a natural part of communication online, whether you’re messaging a friend on WhatsApp or commenting on a Facebook post.
Children are pretty good at making new words – just ask the legion of parents on Twitter.
Nouns slow down our speech because we unconsciously pause and tend to use sounds like “uhm” or “uh” before them, scientists have found.
Two closely-related ape species employ the same sign language, scientists have learned.
Emoji symbols are being used to construct secret “languages” that allow personalised communication between colleagues, friends and family members, say researchers.
A father has claimed his young son’s first word was “Google” after his parents used a Google Home to play animal sounds and entertain him.
It is well-established that alcohol impairs cognitive function but a new study has found that a swift drink could actually help improve your foreign language skills.
Singer Liam Gallagher has said he is facing an “awkward” appearance on The Late Late Show in the US after calling presenter James Corden a “knob head”.
The man behind plans for a week-long celebration of the North-east's "Mither Tongue" said he has been overwhelmed by the response from local people.
Plans to improve access to healthcare for Travellers and ethnic communities in the North-east have been put forward by NHS Grampian.