Linguist study finds core group of words has survived for 15,000 years
International team of students explores how working memory may help us learn second languages
Learning a new language can be a challenge, as new vocabulary and grammatical rules can be hard for some people to grasp. To address this issue, a group of linguistics graduate students are examining how a person's working ...
Beckhams 'getting posher'
(Phys.org) —David and Victoria Beckham have changed the way they speak to sound less working class, according to a study by University of Manchester linguistics students.
Sweden scraps new word 'ungoogleable'
The Language Council of Sweden said Tuesday it had removed the word "ungoogleable" from its 2012 list of new words because it refused to give in to the US company's demands to include the word Google in the ...
Expression of emotion in books declined during 20th century, study finds
The use of words with emotional content in books has steadily decreased throughout the last century, according to new research from the Universities of Bristol, Sheffield, and Durham. The study, published ...
Samsung Google Chromebook loves life online
This week we're looking at a close relative to a laptop: the Samsung Google Chromebook.
'Up-Goer Five' text editor restricts writers to 1000 most commonly used words
Review: Microsoft Office pricey, but good value
As much as I like Google Docs for word processing and spreadsheets, I find the online software clunky at times. So I was skeptical when I heard Microsoft is trying to sell its new version of Office as an ...
Vocabulary instruction failing US students
Vocabulary instruction in the early years is not challenging enough to prepare students for long-term reading comprehension, argues a study led by a Michigan State University education researcher.
Researchers find gender bias in sexual cannibalism papers
Study shows greater focus on vocabulary can help make students better readers
(Phys.org)—There's an old saying in education that first you learn to read, then you read to learn. A University of Kansas professor has authored a study highlighting the importance of focusing instruction early in a child's ...
Warsaw team on Skype can send silent message
Professors claim the English language derives from Scandinavia
Two leading Professors have rejected the idea that English descends from Anglo-Saxon, and instead claim they have proof that its origin derives from Scandinavia.
3Qs: The evolution of profanity
#@! Profanity has long been a key element of American culture. We're profane when we're frustrated or telling a story or even when we're watching TV, but how do words get labeled as profane ...