Jessie

Inspired By A Dream

Jessie "Little Doe" Fermino, a Mashpee Indian, is working to revive the Wampanoag language.

Visiting Assoc. Prof. Irene Pepperberg, a noted expert on parrot communication, is shown here with her African Gray parrots Alex, age 24; Griffin, age 5 1/2; and Arthur, age 2. In captivity, parrots can live to age 60.

Smart Talk

Visiting Assoc. Prof. Irene Pepperberg says her African Gray parrot is so smart she is now teaching him to go online.

Prof. Kenneth Wexler, who studies how children learn to communicate, pinpoints a language disorder that afflicts hundreds of thousands of children.
Photo: Ed Quinn

Understanding Grammar

Prof. Kenneth Wexler, who studies how children learn to communicate, pinpoints a language disorder that afflicts hundreds of thousands of children.