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Understanding How Infants Acquire New Words Across Cultures - Science Daily (press release)

Understanding How Infants Acquire New Words Across Cultures - Science Daily (press release) | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
Understanding How Infants Acquire New Words Across Cultures Science Daily (press release) Researchers have long suggested that in "noun friendly" languages including English, infants' attention is focused primarily on objects, typically marked by...
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What Elvish, Klingon, and Dothraki Reveal about Real Language & the Essence of Human Communication

What Elvish, Klingon, and Dothraki Reveal about Real Language & the Essence of Human Communication | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
Why a good language, like a good life, requires both rules and messiness.

Language, Darwin believed, was not a conscious invention but a
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22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
Small lobsters are tearing this nation apart. ;
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Langauge and Learning : The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Langauge and Learning : The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
The Kissing Hand 2. Mrs. Fischer's Kinder~Themes http://www.kinderthemes.com/index.html 3. Busy Teacher's Cafe http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/literature_guides/kissinghand.html 4. Making Learning Fun.com ...
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Reading, Writing and Video Games - New York Times

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Reading, Writing and Video Games
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Dispatch. Reading, Writing and Video Games. By PAMELA PAUL. Published: March 15, 2013. WHEN I was a child, I liked to play video games. On my brother's Atari, I played Night Driver.
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Is Masculine Writing Dead? - Daily Beast

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Is Masculine Writing Dead? Daily Beast And when walking the isles of a bookstore, those are the characteristics that interest me most, writers who shed light on what masculinity means, what it is to be tough, to be rugged, to be able to...
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Building a Generic Langauge Model | nsh - Speech Recognition ...

Building a Generic Langauge Model | nsh - Speech Recognition ... | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
I spent some time recently building a language model from the open Gutenberg texts, it has been released today: http://cmusphinx.sourceforge.net/2013/01/a-new-english-language-model-release/ Unfortunately, it appeared ...
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'Twittr' LOLcats langauge option invites us to 'View Conversashun ...

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There are times when using English when composing our tweets just isn't practical. The 140 character limit means the odd abbreviation and use of text-speak is a sometimes necessary evil to fit everything in.
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Grammar Wars Heat Up As Author And Linguist J.M. Hoffman Encourages Some ... - Sacramento Bee

Grammar Wars Heat Up As Author And Linguist J.M. Hoffman Encourages Some ... - Sacramento Bee | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
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Does texting hurt your grammar? [infographic] - Holy Kaw!

Does texting hurt your grammar? [infographic] - Holy Kaw! | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
Nothing grates on the nerves of a grammar fiend like techspeak creeping into inappropriate places but as a new generation is being raised communicating via text messaging and social media, traditio...
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Most of What You Think You Know About Grammar is Wrong

Most of What You Think You Know About Grammar is Wrong | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
And ending sentences with a preposition is nothing worth worrying about
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'Fiscal Cliff' Banished From Washington - Next From Language? - CNBC.com

'Fiscal Cliff' Banished From Washington - Next From Language? - CNBC.com | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
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'Fiscal Cliff' Banished From Washington - Next From Language?
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'Fiscal Cliff' Banished From Washington - Next From Language? Text Size. Published: Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 3:52 AM ET. By: Holly Ellyatt.
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Technology is starting to change language-learning - The Economist

Technology is starting to change language-learning - The Economist | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
Technology is starting to change language-learning
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Language-teaching companies are slowly embracing technology. Berlitz is the biggest.
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Dyslexia Linked to Brain Communication Breakdown: Scientific American

Dyslexia Linked to Brain Communication Breakdown: Scientific American | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
The brain's language centers struggle to access phonetic information
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Why Do People Hate Certain Words?

Why Do People Hate Certain Words? | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
The George Saunders story “Escape From Spiderhead,” included in his much praised new book Tenth of December, is not for the squeamish or the faint of heart.
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I don't have a negavite response to "moist" but I really hate to say substantive (sub-stan-tive, I could manage; sub-stun-tive has too many uhs).  

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Technology is starting to change language-learning - The Economist

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Technology is starting to change language-learning
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Language-teaching companies are slowly embracing technology. Berlitz is the biggest.
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'Fiscal Cliff' Banished From Washington - Next From Language? - CNBC.com

'Fiscal Cliff' Banished From Washington - Next From Language? - CNBC.com | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
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'Fiscal Cliff' Banished From Washington - Next From Language?
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'Fiscal Cliff' Banished From Washington - Next From Language? Text Size. Published: Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 3:52 AM ET. By: Holly Ellyatt.
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Reading, Writing and Video Games - New York Times

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Reading, Writing and Video Games
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Dispatch. Reading, Writing and Video Games. By PAMELA PAUL. Published: March 15, 2013. WHEN I was a child, I liked to play video games. On my brother's Atari, I played Night Driver.
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Langauge and Learning : The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Langauge and Learning : The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
The Kissing Hand 2. Mrs. Fischer's Kinder~Themes http://www.kinderthemes.com/index.html 3. Busy Teacher's Cafe http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/literature_guides/kissinghand.html 4. Making Learning Fun.com ...
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Can children learn grammar just from reading books? - The Guardian

Can children learn grammar just from reading books? - The Guardian | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
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Can children learn grammar just from reading books?
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Why have schools been told that reading doesn't help you to learn grammar? My child is being prepared for the new Year 6 grammar test.
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Why Writing Memoir Might Actually Make You Happier - Huffington Post

Why Writing Memoir Might Actually Make You Happier
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I see writing as something I love, but it's also my job. When I think of "therapeutic writing," I picture long scrawled journal pages of unfiltered, uncensored feelings.
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Uncreative Writing: Redefining Language and Authorship in the ...

Uncreative Writing: Redefining Language and Authorship in the ... | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
A library of cross-disciplinary interestingness and combinatorial creativity.
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Pardon My French, Quebec, But Your Language Laws Are Ridiculous - Huffington Post

Pardon My French, Quebec, But Your Language Laws Are Ridiculous - Huffington Post | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
Pardon My French, Quebec, But Your Language Laws Are Ridiculous Huffington Post For years, I always thought my friends up in Canada were exaggerating when they'd talk about how fiercely protective the province of Quebec -- through its official...
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Language Learning Begins in Womb - Discovery News

Language Learning Begins in Womb - Discovery News | Language, Learning, and Literacy | Scoop.it
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Language Learning Begins in Womb
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For weeks before birth, babies absorb the nuances of their mothers' words.
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