The impact of pronunciation on job prospects

A greater focus on pronunciation when teaching English to new migrants could help improve their employment prospects, according to research from Victoria University of Wellington's School of Linguistics and Applied Language ...

Survival of the fittest: Linguistic evolution in practice

A new study of how compound word formation is influenced by subtle forms of linguistic pressure demonstrates that words which "sound better" to the speakers of a language have a higher chance of being created, suggesting ...

Google picks Mobile as model for mobile business

(AP) -- Google Inc. is heading far away from its California headquarters for a new campaign to help businesses build websites that work well on mobile devices: The Alabama city of Mobile. That's pronounced moh-BEEL.

'Coffee Talk' Disappearing In Native New Yorkers

In the early 1990s, comedian Mike Myers regularly dressed up in a giant wig, gaudy fake nails and gigantic sunglasses to become Linda Richman -- a stereotypical New Yorker who had fits of feeling "verklempt" and thought that ...

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