Deep in the Amazon, Evangeline Alva had just awoken from a nap when she heard her first words in Desano.
“A man said to me ‘Good morning, sleepy head,’ ” the linguistics major at USC Dornsife recalled… more>
It’s an unusual coupling: A linguist and a marine biologist are working together to investigate the human tongue. In their study, the USC Dornsife researchers are using two species of octopus and tiny worms that helped… more>
The strongest muscle in the human body, the tongue is our sole muscle connected only on one end. Like an octopus arm, the tongue contains no skeletal support and uses its many muscle groups to contract, lengthen, bend and… more>
As the old school bus wound its way through the steep mountain passes, the students gazed out the windows at the lush, tropical topography unfolding before them. At the outskirts of the village, the bus shuddered to a halt at… more>