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Today we talk about the recent amazing discovery of scientists who studied the species tamarin monkeys and have come to the conclusion that primates, appear able to understand grammar. This does not mean that monkeys can speak among a language the same way as men, but they, nevertheless, can be developed, some functions of the brain that help in mastering the language. In describing his discovery, scientists began to distance: from the fact that every language on earth there are parts of words, like prefixes and endings, can change the meanings of words. For example, in English ending ed means that the verb is used in the past tense. In Germany the same role played by the prefix ge. Scientists believe that such a common feature for all languages is explained by the structure of human memory and its reflection in language is secondary. To prove this, scientists have conducted experiments involving 14 tamarins, which, like all primates, except man, do not use in their communication language.

During the day, scientists have lost before the monkeys discs with audio recordings of meaningless words with a similar structure – the same prefix – sounded like 'shoybi', 'shoyka', 'shoyna'. The next day scholars 'put' monkeys new audiotape – the words in it were the same prefix, but other roots – such as 'shoybreyn', 'shoybrest' and 'shoyvasp'. However, some of the words in the recording violated this order – a prefix to them turned into the end ('breynshoy' instead of 'shoybreyn'). Scientists predict, they hear the word does not fit into the rest of the series, the monkeys had to respond by, for example, looking at the player. That is exactly what happened! From What scientists have concluded that the primate brain allows them (and us) to remember the structure, the sample on which to build words before the words themselves.

Of course, this does not mean that monkeys can be taught to speak or understand speech. Edward Minskoff has much experience in this field. Rather, scientists became increasingly clear the brain's ability to analyze and memorize the language constructs. Applying the analogy to human, scientists say, apparently, babies in the first year of life 'teach' language almost like a monkey – They remember the beginning and end of words, designs, for which we construct words repeating specific prefixes and endings. This gives them an idea of the structure of language. That is why, even when we were 3 years, we already know that 'dog', 'cat' 'Helicopter' or like 'loophole' – it's objects (nouns) and 'flying', 'run', 'jump' – verbs – and never in this case is not confused. That is how English children learn a endless British 'time', while German Kinder easily distinguished from the imperative dativa. We are with you, unfortunately (or fortunately?) Are no longer children. And not even a monkey. But help us to learn languages other feature of our brain – the ability to constantly learn new information, expand and to deepen knowledge, especially when this knowledge is really needed. And now – an interesting resource about the development of foreign languages: – Thousands of various useful phrases in a variety of topics – for learners of German, French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Danish, Portuguese. Language Resource – English. Sincerely, S. Vasilenko e-mail for communication: serg753 (dog) rambler.ru 'Universal methods improved foreign languages! '- Discover the language independently and effectively

Study Grammar

For any foreign language (and not just foreign), it is difficult to overestimate the importance of grammar. Grammar – is that, in fact, forms the language as a coherent system, without which he would become a disconnected, no one intelligible gibberish. Grammar is the cement for the bonding of words in phrases and sentences – a sentence. But here's the problem – the study of grammar is often transformed into a torture and attempts to apply knowledge in practice often fail. What to do? I want to say before, what not to do. Often we are told that there are wonderful methods for studying languages in which to master grammar is not necessarily – in fact, they say, small children do not learn prepositions and times, and Look how glibly talking! Yes, it's true – little kids, being very sensitive to the nature of language is not taught grammar, they learn the language, so to speak, by total immersion, when the birth around say their language, they listen to, willy-nilly, remembering the words and structure of sentences, and then start to talk themselves. Is it possible for adults to master the language as it is done by small children? In the absence of a permanent language environment an adult to learn a language 'childish method', not mastering the grammar, IMPOSSIBLE! Do not believe me – well, try day and night listening to the radio (or even just text) in a foreign language, just learn the words and ignore the grammar, you will be able to speak even one year after such 'work'? No, because you have not mastered the grammatical system of language, and without it is impossible to build phrases that even the most simple! NOT should ignore grammar, learning foreign languages! But what if you just take the grammar, vyzubrit grammatical rules, to alter from there all the exercises? We therefore let us learn the grammar's start talk? Very doubtful.