Languages Research

Did you know that more than 7,100 languages are spoken around the world today?

Every language you learn brings with it a new way of seeing and experiencing the world, through its unique syntax, vocabulary, and idioms, as well as the cultures that are tied to it. You may want to learn a new language in order to study its literature, film, and music; to travel, work, and do business in a new part of the world; or to connect with a part of your own family heritage. Whether you’re learning Mandarin, the world’s most widely spoken language, or an indigenous language with only a handful of speakers remaining, there is great value in the undertaking that will enrich you as a critical thinker. Acquiring a new language is a powerful tool in your research toolbox, whether you want to be a literary scholar or a globe-trotting biologist.

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Languages scholars

Caden Lee
Caden Lee
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Polygence Scholar 2022
Symposium Presenter

Project: “In what ways can Krashen's Input Hypothesis apply to students in a wide range of foreign language learning classrooms?“

Charlie Algert
Charlie Algert
Miramonte High School
Polygence Scholar 2022
Symposium Presenter

Project: “Cognitive Correlates of Language Acquisition and Discrimination in Simultaneous-Bilingual Infants“

Angel Shi
Angel Shi
Miss Porter's School
Polygence Scholar 2021
Symposium Presenter

Project: “How is language learned, processed, and used across different species, and what are some ways to facilitate cross-species communication? “