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A new twist on educational testing

The two UC Santa Barbara students, Tiffini Gillespie and Ricquel Santos, stood in front of their classmates and pitched their idea for a slick new app. They'd identified a need, done their marketing research, surveyed potential ...

dateMar 25, 2016 in Social Sciences
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Finding iconicity in spoken languages

Have you ever wondered why we call a dog a dog and not a cat? Is this an arbitrary decision, or is it based on iconicity—the resemblance between word structure and meaning? New research shows that for Indo-European languages, ...

dateSep 09, 2015 in Social Sciences
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