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Examining terrorist propaganda

New research out of Queen's University could give insight into what terrorists are thinking. Professor David Skillicorn (School of Computing) analyzed language used in two jihadist magazines to gain intelligence ...

Oct 10, 2014
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Language key to learning math

(Phys.org) —An assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside Graduate School of Education has shown that a reading comprehension technique helps non-native English speakers in elementary ...

Jan 28, 2014
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New app first to use gesture for language learning

While you might think a person shaking her phone or tablet from side to side is having issues with the device, she might actually be playing a game that has her mimicking a steering wheel motion as part of ...

Jan 29, 2015
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Google to update translation app for phones

Quentin Hardy of The New York Times said it well: The tech industry is trying "to topple the Tower of Babel." He said that 80 to 90 percent of the web is in just 10 languages. Google, for one, has made i ...

Jan 12, 2015 weblog
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Computer games give a boost to English

If you want to make a mark in the world of computer games you had better have a good English vocabulary. It has now also been scientifically proven that someone who is good at computer games has a larger ...

Aug 28, 2014
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English language variation in the classroom

Anne H. Charity Hudley has spent 11 years bringing her message about linguistic and cultural diversity to teachers involved in kindergarten through 12th grade. Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation and the ...

Dec 09, 2013
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