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The social sciences are all about understanding the way humans behave and interact with each other - helping to make our society a better place to live.
Far from processing every word we read or hear, our brains often do not even notice key words that can change the whole meaning of a sentence, according to new research from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Recent research into how we learn is set to help people in their efforts to read a second or foreign language (SFL) more effectively. This will be good news for those struggling to develop linguistic skills in preparation for a move abroad, or to help in understanding foreign language forms, reports, contracts and instructions.
Understanding linguistic diversity among London’s schoolchildren is key for the city’s future as a ‘global player’, research shows.