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Study finds 'baby-talk' aids language development in infants

Study finds 'baby-talk' aids language development in infants | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Study showed small words ending in "y" or those featuring repetitive sounds such as choo-choo, boosted vocabulary.
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The BBC pick up on this piece of ESRC-funded research. 

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Send us your schoolwork! Study to shape curriculum

Send us your schoolwork! Study to shape curriculum | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The biggest-ever archive of pupils’ schoolwork is being collected as part of a three year-project looking at how children use language as they get older

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The British National Corpus is being created by the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

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Women have overtaken men in their use of profanities 

Women have overtaken men in their use of profanities  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Women are ten times as likely as men to say ‘s***’, according to a new survey carried out by the Social Research Council, Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press.
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Article cites research funded by the ESRC at Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press 

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The trouble with relying on how people speak to determine asylum cases

The trouble with relying on how people speak to determine asylum cases | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Are tests to prove asylum seekers come from where they say they do impossible to do fairly?
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The authors of this article, Monika Schmid and Peter L Patrick, receive funding from the ESRC.

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Some of Britain's traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal

Some of Britain's traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Long-standing festive treats, such as sherry and brandy, are declining in popularity, according to the research by a joint team from Cambridge University Press and Lancaster University.

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Article cites research from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

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Stop snapping selfies and start vaping – it's the word of the year

Stop snapping selfies and start vaping – it's the word of the year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Selfies were so 2013. But vaping’s in: Oxford Dictionaries have announced vape as its international Word of the Year 2014. The runners up are bae, budtender, contactless, indyref, normcore and slacktivism.

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Article by Robbie Love, of the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science.

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Millenialocal's curator insight, December 30, 2014 4:10 PM

I get that it's only water vapor but it still smells.  

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Landmark archive of 10 million Gaelic words launched

Landmark archive of 10 million Gaelic words launched | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers have completed the first phase of the world’s most extensive digital archive of Scottish Gaelic texts as part of a landmark project to revolutionise access and understanding of the language to public around the world.

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Article on the Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic (DASG) project, part-funded by the ESRC.

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Study shows 'less is more' for kids learning new words

Study shows 'less is more' for kids learning new words | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Toddlers are much more successful at learning new words when the learning environment stays the same, according to new University of Sussex research.

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The article cites ESRC-funded research by Dr Jessica Horst and Dr Emma Axelsson from the University of Sussex.

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‘It’s never OK to normalise rape’

‘It’s never OK to normalise rape’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Singer LeAnn Rimes is under fire for making a rape joke. So is it ever acceptable to use the word in a humorous way and has its meaning changed? Radhika Sanghani reports

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The article quotes Dr Claire Hardaker, who is funded by the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences (CASS) at Lancaster University. Her research in the field of social media looks at topics such as flaming, trolling, cyberbullying, and online grooming.

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Te'Sarah Ro'Marie's curator insight, January 23, 2018 12:45 PM

People who have never struggled with the aftermath of being a rape victim often don’t understand why it is such a big deal to people. They are unapologetically insensitive and only feel bad once they are corrected.

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Cheerio Marvellous... You're No Longer Awesome

Cheerio Marvellous... You're No Longer Awesome | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The words cheerio and marvellous lose their popularity due to the American influence on Britons and the rise of the digital age.

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The article discusses the work of the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) at Lancaster University, with comment from Professor Tony McEnery.

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