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Our Brains Often Fail to Notice Key Words That Can Change the Whole Meaning ... - Science Daily (press release)

Our Brains Often Fail to Notice Key Words That Can Change the Whole Meaning ... - Science Daily (press release) | Language Matters | Scoop.it
Our Brains Often Fail to Notice Key Words That Can Change the Whole Meaning ...Science Daily (press release)Illusion of control · Psycholinguistics · Functional neuroimaging · Great Ape language.
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Pupils were handed out worksheets asking whether they thought bad language ... - Mirror.co.uk

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Daily MailPupils were handed out worksheets asking whether they thought bad language ...Mirror.co.ukA school has sparked fury by teaching children as young as 11 highly offensive swear words.
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The woe that is in teaching English - Baltimore Sun (blog)

The woe that is in teaching English - Baltimore Sun (blog) | Language Matters | Scoop.it
Baltimore Post-ExaminerThe woe that is in teaching EnglishBaltimore Sun (blog)My Sun colleague Steve Earley pointed to an article today in the Post-Examiner , "Who cares about grammar?
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Official language in unspeakable crisis - Hindustan Times

Official language in unspeakable crisisHindustan TimesPunjab's government schools are short of Punjabi teachers.
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3 Genes Identified As Possible Markers For Academic Success

3 Genes Identified As Possible Markers For Academic Success | Language Matters | Scoop.it
Researchers have identified genetic markers that may influence whether a person finishes high school and goes on to college, according to a national longitudinal study of thousands of young Americ...

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Body language classes for trainee teachers so they can control disruptive pupils - Daily Mail

Body language classes for trainee teachers so they can control disruptive pupils - Daily Mail | Language Matters | Scoop.it
Daily MailBody language classes for trainee teachers so they can control disruptive pupilsDaily MailStudent teachers will also be coached to use their voices to prevent troublemakers acting up in the classroom, in a plan put forward by the...
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With mind-reading speller, free-for-all conversations that are silent and still

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Researchers have come up with a device that may enable people who are completely unable to speak or move at all to nevertheless manage unscripted back-and-forth conversation.

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Gaelic pupil numbers 'can be doubled with more teachers' - Scotsman

Gaelic pupil numbers 'can be doubled with more teachers'ScotsmanA MAJOR push to train more teachers in Gaelic has been announced, to try to double the number of pupils speaking the language in Scotland.and more »...
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Irish lag behind Europeans in language skills - Irish Examiner

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Irish lag behind Europeans in language skillsIrish ExaminerFewer Irish people can speak a foreign language than in most European countries, as the Government stops teaching languages to 27500 primary pupils.
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British family's problems hint at a gene involved in linking language ... - Discover Magazine (blog)

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Discover Magazine (blog)British family's problems hint at a gene involved in linking language ...Discover Magazine (blog)There are few people better suited to the task than Simon Fisher from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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Scientists are discovering how knowing more than one language ... - WBEZ (blog)

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Scientists are discovering how knowing more than one language ...WBEZ (blog)In Northwestern's Bilingualism and Psycholinguistics Laboratory, Dr. Viorica Marian is concerned with doing just that.
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Translation Tools Could Save Less-Used Languages - Technology Review

Translation Tools Could Save Less-Used Languages - Technology Review | Language Matters | Scoop.it
Languages that aren't used online risk being left behind. New translation technology from Google and Microsoft could help them catch up.

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Turkey to Allow Kurdish Elective Classes - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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Telegraph.co.ukTurkey to Allow Kurdish Elective ClassesWall Street Journal (blog)By Ayla Albayrak Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan introduced a small step to soften its strict single-language policy in Turkey's public schools.
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Do Monkeys Laugh? A Response to a Recent Review On the Nature of Human ... - Herald de Paris

Do Monkeys Laugh? A Response to a Recent Review On the Nature of Human ... - Herald de Paris | Language Matters | Scoop.it
Herald de ParisDo Monkeys Laugh?A Response to a Recent Review On the Nature of Human ...Herald de ParisSAINT PAUL (Herald de Paris) -- Cognition + Culture + Communication = Language With this formula as shorthand, in his new book Language: The Cultural...
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Visa staff told only the queen's English will do - Independent Online

Visa staff told only the queen's English will do - Independent Online | Language Matters | Scoop.it
Independent OnlineVisa staff told only the queen's English will doIndependent OnlinePan South African Language Board spokesman Sibusiso Nkosi said they received complaints about language policies occasionally and would contact the Department of...
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Wrong sentence. Exiled Napoleon could do better - The Guardian

Wrong sentence. Exiled Napoleon could do better - The Guardian | Language Matters | Scoop.it
The GuardianWrong sentence. Exiled Napoleon could do betterThe GuardianAnna Schiffer is a senior teacher at OISE English language school in Bristol.
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Hate speech, or merely dislike it? - The Economist (blog)

Hate speech, or merely dislike it? - The Economist (blog) | Language Matters | Scoop.it
NRCU - Ukrainian RadioHate speech, or merely dislike it?The Economist (blog)And the punctuation of the debate about the new “language law” is pretty startling too. In May featured a fistfight in the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament.
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How Knowing a Foreign Language Can Improve Your Decisions: Scientific American

How Knowing a Foreign Language Can Improve Your Decisions: Scientific American | Language Matters | Scoop.it
Thinking in another language changes how people weigh their options...

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UA Researcher Part of Global Language Preservation Initiative - UA News (press release)

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UA News (press release)UA Researcher Part of Global Language Preservation InitiativeUA News (press release)Seeded by Google.org, the Endangered Languages Project has been launched for people around the world who are interested in learning about and...
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Adult ESOL in Multilingual Britain

A BAAL/CUP Seminar at the School of Education, University of Leeds, 13th July, 2012 9.00am — 4.45pm.  The objective of the seminar is to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers working in Adult ESOL in England, with the aim of encouraging and developing mutual understanding of perspectives on English Language Learning and Teaching for adult migrants in superdiverse multilingual contexts...


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Ukrainian remains the only state language in Ukraine - The Voice of Russia

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The Voice of RussiaUkrainian remains the only state language in UkraineThe Voice of RussiaA court in Ukraine has rejected the initiative of the opposition deputies to open a case regarding the bill “On the foundations of the state language policy”.
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Google platform aims to preserve 3000 endangered languages - Wired.co.uk

Google platform aims to preserve 3000 endangered languages - Wired.co.uk | Language Matters | Scoop.it
Wired.co.ukGoogle platform aims to preserve 3000 endangered languagesWired.co.ukAround 30 organisations including the Indigenous Language Institute, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, the Language Archive at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics...
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Help for Childhood Apraxia of Speech - Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)

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Help for Childhood Apraxia of SpeechPhiladelphia Inquirer (blog)In this guest post, speech and language pathologist Jolynn Thomas, describes CAS – and tells the story of a young boy's diagnosis and treatment.
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Humanoid Robot Learns Language Like a Baby

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[HTML1]With the help of human instructors, a robot has learned to talk like a human infant, learning the names of simple shapes and colors.

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Britain's children left behind in languages by the time they're three - The Independent

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Britain's children left behind in languages by the time they're threeThe IndependentThe Obama-led government has sought to redress this but education policy in the US is highly decentralised.
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