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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Dialect Influences Appalachian Students' Experiences in College

Aug. 31, 2015 — Language diversity isn't always celebrated on campus, a linguist writes in a new article, callomg dialect the 'last acceptable personal trait to make fun ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — People have more difficulty recalling the string of letters BIC, IAJ, FKI, RSU and SAF than FBI, CIA, JFK, IRS and USA. The well-established reason is that the amount of information we can hold in ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — Languages are constantly evolving -- and grammar is no exception. The way in which the brain processes language triggers adjustments. If the brain has to exert itself too much to cope with difficult ... read more

Linguist Explains Secret Language of Gulliver's Travels

Aug. 11, 2015 — A linguist is proposing a solution to a centuries-old puzzle: What sparked the 'nonsense' language in 'Gulliver's Travels'? Authors of a new report now say that the mystery ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Researchers used computational techniques to map recurring words and their relation to each other in 224-years of State of the Union remarks by American presidents. They identify 1917 as the start of ... read more

Kindergarten Boys Less Interested in Language Activities, Study Indicates

Aug. 7, 2015 — A Norwegian study of kindergarten children reveals that girls are more interested in language activities than boys. As a result boys may receive less linguistic stimulation and become less prepared ... read more

Computer Games Can Pick Up Dyslexia in Minority Pupils

Aug. 3, 2015 — While pupils from minority groups are over-represented in Norwegian special needs education, practically no children from these groups are diagnosed with dyslexia. As a consequence many miss out on ... read more

July 28, 2015 — People with a common form of hearing loss not helped by hearing aids achieved significant and sometimes profound improvements in their hearing and understanding of speech with hybrid cochlear implant ... read more

July 28, 2015 — Facial motion capture -- the same technology used to develop realistic computer graphics in video games and movies -- has been used to identify differences between children with childhood apraxia of ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Babies learn language best by interacting with people rather than passively through a video or audio recording. But it's been unclear what aspects of social interactions make them so important ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Psychologists have revealed new evidence showing how specific language used by parents to talk to their babies can help their child to understand the thoughts of others when they get ... read more

July 26, 2015 — Sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten, it also makes them easier to access, according to new research. A new study tracked memories for novel, made-up words learnt either prior to ... read more

Words Jump-Start Vision, Psychologist's Study Shows

July 21, 2015 — A new study shows that words have a profound effect even on the first electrical twitches of ... read more

Child Development: First and Last Syllables Encoded Better from Birth on

July 21, 2015 — The cognitive system encodes the first and last syllables of words better than middle syllables. Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that this cognitive mechanism is present from ... read more

Infants Use Expectations to Shape Their Brains

July 20, 2015 — Infants can use their expectations about the world to rapidly shape their developing brains, researchers have found. A series of experiments with infants ages 5 to 7 months has shown that portions of ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Music training, begun as late as high school, may help improve the teenage brain's responses to sound and sharpen hearing and language skills, suggests a new study. The authors say that these ... read more

July 17, 2015 — Researchers investigate using self-modelling videos to help clients maintain fluency after treatment. For the study, participant videos were recorded post-treatment when their fluency ... read more

July 16, 2015 — A new study suggests people who speak two languages have more gray matter in the executive control region of the ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Our noisy world is no match for a screaming infant. An airplane could be flying by as a house party rages on downstairs while a literal cat fight takes place outside, and still a wailing baby will ... read more

July 14, 2015 — A quick biological test may be able to identify children who have literacy challenges or learning disabilities long before they learn to read, according to new research. The study centers on the ... read more

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