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How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning?

How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning? | Linguistics & Language Neurology | Scoop.it
The rampant use of social media/texting slang by teenagers is largely due to increased accessibility to mobile phones. How does that effect writing skills?

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Tweeting crops

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Jack Grieve is a computational linguist at Aston University in Birmingham, England.


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Google’s Neural Network for Language Translation Narrows Gap Between Machines & Humans

Google’s Neural Network for Language Translation Narrows Gap Between Machines & Humans | Linguistics & Language Neurology | Scoop.it
Of course, machine translation is still far from perfect. Despite its advances, GNMT can still mistranslate, particularly when it encounters proper names or rare words, which prompt the system to, again, translate individual words instead of looking at them within the context of the whole. Clearly, there is still a gap between human and machine translations, but with GNMT, it is getting smaller.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 13, 4:56 AM

A good thing for those in the language learning industry to keep up with.

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Google’s Neural Network for Language Translation Narrows Gap Between Machines & Humans
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Why the Words for ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

Why the Words for ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages | Linguistics & Language Neurology | Scoop.it

“ The story of a strange linguistic coincidence”


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Teenage Girls Have Led Language Innovation for Centuries

Teenage Girls Have Led Language Innovation for Centuries | Linguistics & Language Neurology | Scoop.it
They've been on the cutting edge of the English language since at least the 1500s

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Woodstock School's curator insight, September 8, 2015 1:22 AM

Do we speak their language?

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 8, 2015 1:03 PM

unit 3

Chris Costa's curator insight, September 9, 2015 2:37 PM

I find the social aspect of this absolutely fascinating; gender may be entirely a cultural construct, but we can see its influences in every aspect of human life. Women are responsible for 90 percent of linguistic changes that occur over the course of our lifetimes- because men resist such changes due to their (mostly) feminine origins. A good, witty read for those interested.

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Linguistic Family Tree

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"When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian).  Minna Sundberg, creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent, a story set in a lushly imagined post-apocalyptic Nordic world, has drawn the antidote to the boring linguistic tree diagram."


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Linda Denty's curator insight, November 9, 2014 7:31 PM

A really wonderful graphic.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 11, 2014 3:21 AM

Linguistic Family Tree

Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, December 2, 2014 9:50 PM

Unit 3 Cultural Patterns and Processes (Language)

      The image shows how many languages are related and have many common ancestors. Languages are grouped into language families and are even more broadly categorized.

      Language is a huge part of culture and it is the way that people communicate amongst each other. There are hundreds of languages in our world, but as globalization and pop culture diffuse many languages are being lost and no longer spoken. A good example of a dead language would be Latin. Many of our common day languages trace their roots back to Latin, but no one speaks Latin anymore.

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Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC): Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests @NPR

Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC): Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests @NPR | Linguistics & Language Neurology | Scoop.it
An NPR feature which disccusses W. Pennebaker contribution to human use of words. This was also the subject of my own contribution to the 2010 World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies w...

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Do We Talk Funny? 51 American Colloquialisms

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American English has a rich history of regionalisms — which sometimes tell us a lot about where we come from.

 

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Fred Issa's curator insight, October 5, 2015 4:14 PM

I found this article most interesting, having lived in RI, NJ, GA, IN, MD, and TX. After awhile, you will start to pick up certain words, while dropping other similar words that I have used all of my life. The words and phrases both tend to change from one state to another. Read the article, it is enlightening. Fred Issa,

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Our poor sleeping habits could be filling our brains with neurotoxins

Our poor sleeping habits could be filling our brains with neurotoxins | Linguistics & Language Neurology | Scoop.it
One more reason to put away the phone and just get a good night's sleep, already.

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Researchers use rhythmic brain activity to track memories in progress

Researchers use rhythmic brain activity to track memories in progress | Linguistics & Language Neurology | Scoop.it
University of Oregon researchers have tapped the rhythm of memories as they occur in near real time in the human brain.

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Wendi Pillars's curator insight, June 5, 2014 12:29 PM

EEGs as a tool to track mental activity to uncover insights about memory processes. 

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Three Myths About the Brain

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Two of them are old, one is new, but all of them need to be debunked.

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Forgetting is key to your brain’s capacity to remember

Forgetting is key to your brain’s capacity to remember | Linguistics & Language Neurology | Scoop.it
Out with the old, in with the new.

 

"as the target memory was recalled more often, brain activity for it increased. Meanwhile, brain activity for the competing memory simultaneously weakened."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, June 7, 2015 4:31 PM

The only certainty about learning is forgetting.

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6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education

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Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work.
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Is Chomsky's Theory of Language Wrong? Pinker Weighs in on Debate

Is Chomsky's Theory of Language Wrong? Pinker Weighs in on Debate | Linguistics & Language Neurology | Scoop.it
Chomsky’s ideas have profoundly affected linguistics and mind-science in general. Critics attacked his theories from the get-go and are still attacking, paradoxically demonstrating his enduring dominance. Some attacks are silly. For example, in his new book A Kingdom of Speech Tom Wolfe asserts that both Darwin and “Noam Charisma” were wrong.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 1, 4:25 AM

Interesting one for the grammar geeks.

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Translate text into phonetic script

Translate text into phonetic script | Linguistics & Language Neurology | Scoop.it

It's really easy to use. You just cut and paste or type in the text you want to use in the left hand side, click on 'Transcribe' and the text appears on the right with the phonetic writing underneath each line. You can then cut and paste to a document if you want to save it.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 18, 12:51 AM

Great tool that can convert text into phonemic script - then uses text to speech to read it.

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Electronic Toys Could Hinder Language Development

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Electronic toys appear to reduce the amount of interaction between parents and children, which could slow their language development.

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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

Our brains require stimulation and connection to survive and thrive. A brain without connection to other brains and without sufficient challenge will shrink and eventually die—moreover, the modern human brain’s primary environment is our matrix of social relationships.

 


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 14, 2015 7:30 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Ra's curator insight, November 14, 2015 6:42 PM

Make the connection - tune  the kids into how their brain works

Edgar Mata's curator insight, November 16, 2015 8:20 PM

Physical activity exerts a stimulating influence on the entire brain that keeps it functioning at an optimal level. Exercise has been shown to stimulate the birth of new neurons in the hippocampus and to pump more oxygen through the brain, stimulating capillary growth and frontal-lobe plasticity.

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Human babies share a common 'language' with bonobo apes

Human babies share a common 'language' with bonobo apes | Linguistics & Language Neurology | Scoop.it

It seems human babies and bonobos may have a common ground.


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Ten words whose pronunciation has changed over time

Ten words whose pronunciation has changed over time | Linguistics & Language Neurology | Scoop.it

"As languages change, so do pronunciations. This list from our friends at Vocabulary.com contains ten words that have gone through relatively recent shifts in pronunciation or whose spelling is a mystery unless one knows a bit about the history of how they were pronounced ..."

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Linguistic Geography: My Fair Lady


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 13, 2015 8:57 AM

This is a most decidedly dated reference for pop culture, but a great movie for making explicit the idea that the way we speak is connected to where we've lived (also a good clip to show class differences as well as gender norms). The clip highlights many principles and patterns for understanding the geography of languages.


Tags: Language, class, gender, culture, historical, London, unit 3 culture and place.

Mrs. B's curator insight, May 2, 2015 9:03 PM

LOVE this clip! #Unit 3

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Lingraphica on Twitter

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Speaking with someone with aphasia? Have patience! #AphasiaAwareness #facesofaphasia pic.twitter.com/OlJhYOTsI2
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How We Learn - Synapses and Neural Pathways - YouTube


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diane gusa's curator insight, June 10, 2015 9:16 AM

embed code: <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BEwg8TeipfQ?rel=0&quot; frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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12 Findings on Mind, Brain & Education

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Mind, Brain, and Education is the first in a nine paper series from JFF called Students at the Center.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 19, 2014 6:48 PM

We are constantly changing the world and it is constantly changing us.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 20, 2014 12:42 AM

How does education work inside the mind?

Audrey Jackson's curator insight, May 20, 2014 8:08 AM

MBE helps us understand how deeply emotion and other environmental factors affect learning - something teachers have known for years but now have science to back it up!

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5 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain | IFLScience

5 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain | IFLScience | Linguistics & Language Neurology | Scoop.it
The persistence of social media is certainly changing how things are done. In a matter of minutes, you can wish an old friend happy birthday on Facebook, find a recipe for dinner on Pinterest, watch a how-to project on YouTube, and get up to the minute updates on events from Twitter. But social media isn’t just changing how we act; it’s actually changing our brains as well.

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RA LV AD's curator insight, September 18, 2014 7:19 PM

agregar su visión ...

Ching Rem's curator insight, September 19, 2014 4:25 AM

brain change

 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 25, 2014 8:29 AM

Thx Susan Bainbridge