5 min read · Sep 15th · By using ‘distanced self-talk’, you can leverage the structure of language to take a step back and see the bigger picture
Through adopting this more distanced self-perspective, Aurelius was able to recognise that his feelings of anguish were temporary
The benefits were even greater when the children were told to adopt the perspective of a character with a reputation for hard work: eg, Batman or Dora the Explorer
This process of reflecting on one’s self using parts of speech that are typically used to refer to other people – ie, second- or third-person pronouns, or even one’s own name – is distanced self-talk. A mounting body of research by psychologists suggests that engaging in distanced self-talk can help us to regulate our negative thoughts and emotions in a range of situations – from working through a painful past experience to performing on a stressful upcoming task.
3 min read · Sep 9th · En els pròxims anys ens ho juguem tot pel que fa al futur del català. Ho hem repetit constantment durant els primers cent dies de govern, perquè la societat ha de ser conscient de la residualització…
2 min read · Aug 18th · • The smiley face emoji is no longer cool :-/• It’s the second emoji Gen Z has killed this year 🙁• Emoji use is on the rise at work; here’s what you can use instead. 🙂Using the smiley face emoji…
“I had to remember they are older, because I use it sarcastically,” Ms. Bishi said of her new co-workers. “There are so many emojis, and Gen Z can never take things in a simple manner.”
9 min read · Jul 13th · Linguistics for the Age of AI is a book that discusses the current challenges of natural language understanding and presents pathways to create language-aware AI systems.
One of the dominant trends of artificial intelligence in the past decade has been to solve problems by creating ever-larger deep learning models. And nowhere is this trend more evident than in natural language processing, one of the most challenging areas of AI.
4 min read · Aug 30th · El dirigent del PSC i president de l’anomenat Govern Alternatiu, Salvador Illa, va fer ahir unes declaracions al Diari de Girona que són molt interessants d’analitzar. Per diverses pistes que deixa…
5 min read · Jun 29th · Recent research on Danish shows that not only is it hard for Danish children to learn their mother tongue, but adult Danes use their native language differently than speakers of other languages.
There has been a longstanding debate within the language sciences about whether all languages are similarly complex and whether this might affect how people’s brains learn and process language. Our discovery about Danish challenges the idea that all native languages are equally easy to learn and use. Indeed, learning different languages from birth may lead to distinct and separate ways of processing those languages.
Many current interventions meant to support language recovery are based on studies in one language, usually English. Researchers assume that these interventions would apply in the same way to individuals speaking other languages. However, if languages vary substantially in the way they’re learned and processed, an intervention that might work for one language might not work as well for another.