Dept. of Linguistics
Is the Cantonese language under threat?
The Cantonese language is spoken by millions around the globe, but UBC linguistics researcher Zoe Lam says societal and government pressures mean it could disappear within a couple generations.
Apr 28, 2015
Learning a new language doesn’t have to be kids’ stuff
Why do adults struggle to learn a new language? A UBC expert says it’s not for lack of trying. In fact, it may be the opposite.
Sep 10, 2014
Study finds nothing so sweet as a voice like your own
A new UBC study finds we prefer voices that are similar to our own because they convey a sense of community and social belongingness.
Feb 19, 2014