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Linguists to re-think reason for short words

( -- 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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Toddlers develop individualized rules for grammar

( -- Using advanced computer modeling and statistical analysis, a University of Texas at Austin linguistics professor has found that toddlers develop their own individual structures for using language that are ...

dateOct 05, 2009 in Other
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Language driven by culture, not biology

( -- Language in humans has evolved culturally rather than genetically, according to a study by UCL (University College London) and US researchers. By modelling the ways in which genes for language might have ...

dateJan 20, 2009 in
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