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Unique dictionary nears completion

A huge number of students ranging from linguists to those studying coins and family ancestry are benefiting from a 100 year project to compile the world’s most comprehensive dictionary of Medieval Latin.

dateMay 12, 2011 in Other
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Linguists to re-think reason for short words

(PhysOrg.com) -- Linguists have thought for many years the length of words is related to the frequency of use, with short words used more often than long ones. Now researchers in the US have shown the length is more closely ...

dateJan 25, 2011 in Mathematics report
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Undocumented language found hidden in India

A "hidden" language spoken by only about 1,000 people has been discovered in the remote northeast corner of India by researchers who at first thought they were documenting a dialect of the Aka culture, a tribal ...

dateOct 05, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Maltese-English Dictionary to be Digitized

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Arizona linguist Adam Ussishkin has headed up an effort to update and digitize the Maltese-English dictionary of record. The new searchable database will enable scholars and ...

dateSep 28, 2010 in Other
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The science behind deception

Think you can tell when people are lying? After decades of accepted methods for detecting lies, communications PhD student Edward Reynolds may have a case for challenging those tactics.

dateSep 20, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Physics student's prefix idea is 'hella' good

Forget 15 minutes of fame. Austin Sendek is getting hella minutes. The University of California-Davis physics undergraduate has reaped international attention since March, when The Bee wrote about his campaign to establish ...

dateAug 10, 2010 in Other
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'Selfish sounds': Darwinism in linguistics

People generally think that they are in full command of what they say. Historical linguist Nikolaus Ritt from the Department of English and American Studies at Universitat Wien (Austria), however, claims that it may actually ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Social Sciences
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