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Understanding 'secret' urban languages

Research into a 'playful' and increasingly popular urban language that grew out of the necessity for criminals to hide their true intent could help organisations in Uganda communicate better with the country's ...

dateApr 23, 2015 in Social Sciences
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New study to examine Aussie English

A new study of Australian English is trying to find out if Australians all sound the same, or if people speak differently in the country compared to cities or across the states.

dateMar 23, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Open Internet threats loom, study says

The future of an open Internet faces threats from government crackdowns, and "balkanization" resulting from growing concerns over broad electronic surveillance, a survey of experts showed Thursday.

dateJul 03, 2014 in Internet
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Animals enliven human language

When Debra Hawhee reads Mother Goose and Aesop's Fables to her 5-year-old daughter, she hears in them the usual social lessons—and an additional layer of meaning besides.

dateApr 13, 2015 in Social Sciences
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