Featured Research: Language & Communication

  • Talking Point

    Curious Kids: do cats and dogs understand us when we miaow or bark?

    Do cats and dogs understand humans when they make miaowing or barking noises?

  • Stories

    Giving a voice to persons with disabilities

    Researchers at the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) are working to stop the abuse of the human rights of persons with disabilities. The researchers want to help victims with Complex Communication Needs.

  • Video

    Giving a voice to persons with disabilities

    Researchers at the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) are working to stop the abuse of the human rights of persons with disabilities. The researchers want to help victims with Complex Communication Needs.

  • Infographic

    Giving a voice to persons with disabilities

    Researchers at the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) are working to stop the abuse of the human rights of persons with disabilities. The researchers want to help victims with Complex Communication Needs.

  • Podcast

    Art and literature are key to learning: A World of Answers

    In this episode we look at how art and literature have been key to social change and are key to learning and why retelling our most painful and exciting stories has helped in owning our narrative. Professor Molly Brown, head of the Department of English; and playwright, Mike van Graan speak to Aubrey Masango.

  • Gallery

    Communication is costly in Heaviside's Dolphins

    Research led by scientists at the University of Pretoria (UP) has shed light on an evolutionary arms race with a twist. The research has found that the small Heaviside’s dolphins (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii) selectively switch between cryptic, high frequency, echolocation sounds used to search for prey, and lower frequency communication sounds which help to maintain their highly social...

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