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Personality influences how one reacts to email errors
When reading emails, do you become the 'grammar police?' You no who you aer: the person who thinks its her job too catch every typo or gramatical errur? (2016-03-30)
The development of a language in space -- Israeli Sign Language
Because of its particular history, Israeli Sign Language is a creole language -- the only creole sign language that has been described to date. (2007-12-10)
NSF PIRE grant to translate science of language learning to education
Speaking two or more languages makes minds more open to learning and more flexible, and a $5 million dollar grant over five years from the National Science Foundation's Partnerships in International Research and Education aims to translate the science of language learning for education and the classroom. (2015-10-05)
$2.8 million NSF grant supports bilingual thinking, learning study
Exactly what goes on in the minds and brains of bilingual speakers when individuals first learn and then actively use two languages is the focus of a five-year, $2.8 million National Science Foundation grant to Penn State's Center for Language Science, based in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Health and Human Development. (2010-09-16)
Hundreds of linguists to gather in Ann Arbor for biennial Linguistic Institute
Nearly 600 linguistic scholars and students from across the US and around the world will gather in Ann Arbor, Michigan next week for a month-long program of courses, lectures, workshops, professional development, social activities, and more. (2013-06-19)
SAGE to publish Language and Linguistics from 2014
SAGE is delighted to announce a partnership with the Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica to publish its flagship journal, Language and Linguistics as of 2014. (2013-10-09)
Human Language Technologies 2010 conference takes place in Los Angeles, June 1-6
The NAACL HLT 2010 Conference will cover a broad spectrum of disciplines working towards enabling intelligent systems to interact with humans using natural language and toward enhancing human-human communication. (2010-04-22)
British Academy and Wiley-Blackwell announce result of 2011 Wiley Prize
American developmental psychologist, Dr. Michael Tomasello, has been named as this year's recipient of the Wiley Prize in Psychology, awarded by the British Academy in partnership with Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons Inc. (2011-07-27)
Workshop designed to give 'sleeping' Indian languages a breath of life
Thirty-six participants from 13 Pacific Northwest Indian tribes will gather at the University of Washington next week for a workshop designed to open the lnguistic riches of the UW campus and assist tribal effort to revitalize imperiled indigenous languages. (2003-09-03)
Computational Linguistics Olympiad cited for increasing public awareness of linguistics
The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, an annual competition that identifies high school students with linguistic talent while simultaneously acquainting them with the field of computational linguistics, will receive the Linguistic Society of America's 2011 Linguistics, Language and the Public Award. (2011-01-06)
Northwest Indians continue efforts to revive languages at UW workshop
A language is a terrible thing to lose, and that's why nearly two dozen community members of Northwest Indian tribes and nations will spend next week at the University of Washington learning way to breathe new life into endangered indigenous languages. (2005-09-06)
Sheila E. Blumstein awarded Silver Medal in Speech Communication
Sheila E. Blumstein, Albert D. Mead Professor of Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences at Brown University, has been awarded the Silver Medal in Speech Communication by the Acoustical Society of America. (2014-12-15)
How racial stereotypes impact the way we communicate
Racial stereotypes and expectations can impact the way we communicate and understand others, according to UBC research. (2015-05-26)
$1.3 million grant to create teacher-training, language program
The applied linguistics program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks recently received a three-year, $1.3-million federal grant to support a project that will offer K-12 teachers in Southwest Alaska graduate-level training in second-language acquisition. (2006-11-29)
Penn linguistics researchers document Philadelphia's shift to a Northern accent
A new study by University of Pennsylvania linguists shows that the Philadelphia accent has changed in the last century. (2013-03-27)
Losing your tongue
More than 50 international experts in endangered languages will convene at the University of Utah Nov. (2009-11-01)
Hip hop and linguistics: You ain't heard no research like it!
It may be 'ear torture' for some, but for linguistics researchers, rap music represents a treasure trove of material for studying African American vernacular English. (2006-01-26)
Female adolescents trendsetters in teen talk
A casual remark by a teenage girl such as (2005-07-18)
Language juggling rewires bilingual brain
Bilinguals use and learn language in ways that change their minds and brains, which has consequences -- many positive, according to Judith F. (2016-02-13)
Sex of speaker affects listener language processing
Grammar and syntax have been thought for decades to be automatic and untouchable by other brain processes and that everything else -- the sex of the speaker, their dialect, etc. (2013-11-19)
Lavender Languages Conference celebrates 20 years at American University
The Lavender Languages Conference, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year at American University in Washington, D.C., has grown to be North America's longest-running academic conference with a queer focus. (2013-01-22)
Still Canadian, eh?
A team of researchers has found that Canadian speech patterns are not being Americanized to the extent once thought. (2001-04-24)
New research group at Mainz University to study how human beings are categorized
The German Research Foundation has approved the establishment of a new Research Unit at Mainz University on the topic of (2013-01-11)
Julia Hirschberg elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Professor Julia Hirschberg has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer. (2017-02-23)
Danish researchers pioneer comparative research on sign language
The book presents basic facts and structural aspects of sign languages, and the social, cultural, political, and historical contexts in which they are used. (2015-11-09)
Tactile input affects what we hear: UBC study
Humans use their whole bodies, not just their ears, to understand speech, according to University of British Columbia linguistics research. (2009-11-26)
Linguists team up with primatologists to crack the meaning of monkey calls
It has long been known that monkeys convey information through alarm calls, but now a combined team of linguists and primatologists has laid the groundwork for a systematic 'primate linguistics.' (2016-07-06)
The University of Gothenburg recruiting 2 more international top researchers
The Swedish Research Council has decided to support the recruitment of computational linguist Shalom Lappin and philosopher Paul Russell with SEK 189 million (EUR 20 million). (2014-07-09)
Language development via the internet
Professor Crystal tells the Annual Conference of the AAAS that the advent of the internet and related communication technologies provide the greatest opportunity for the development of the English language since the advent of the printing press in the Middle Ages. (2005-02-18)
Linguistic methods uncover sophisticated meanings, monkey dialects
The same species of monkeys located in separate geographic regions use their alarm calls differently to warn of approaching predators, a linguistic analysis by a team of scientists reveals. (2014-12-15)
Visual language, cognition and deaf education topics of summit
How deaf children learn to read will be one of the topics of a conference at UC Davis Nov. (2011-11-15)
Black language matters: A linguistic analysis
A new scientific study reveals the critical role that dialect unfamiliarity and prejudice against speakers of African American Vernacular English [AAVE] and other non-standard dialects can play in the criminal justice system. (2016-12-20)
Springer launches
Springer Science+Business Media has launched the Web site, a free linguistic tool designed to support the publishing process for authors, editors and the scientific community in general. (2009-04-23)
Linguists at Penn document Philadelphia 'accent' of American Sign Language
Linguists Jami Fisher and Meredith Tamminga of the University of Pennsylvania began a project to record American Sign Language variations in Philly, aided by a Research Opportunity Grant from the School of Arts and Sciences. (2015-12-04)
Computer programs that think like humans
Intelligence -- what does it really mean? In the 1800s, it meant that you were good at memorizing things, and today intelligence is measured through IQ tests where the average score for humans is 100. (2012-02-13)
Social status and power of action of speakers determine the way their statements are perceived
The actual standing of speakers within a society's power structure determines how their statements are perceived. (2013-08-04)
Sign languages provide insight into universal linguistic short-cuts
Humans have a natural drive to reduce physical effort in nearly every activity, including using language. (2016-06-27)
The Potential of automatic word comparison for historical linguistics
Johann-Mattis List, Simon Greenhill and Russell Gray from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History have tested the capacity of different computational approaches to detect cognates with striking success rates: The best-performing method could detect word relationships with an accuracy level of nearly 90 percent. (2017-02-07)
Penn physician and historian Robert Aronowitz elected to Institute of Medicine
Robert Aronowitz, a physician and historian at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation's highest honors in the health-care field. (2014-10-20)
The Holberg Prize 2014 is awarded to scholar of Islamic history
The British historian Michael Cook is awarded 'the Nobel Prize of the arts, humanities, social sciences, law and theology.' Terje Lohndal is the youngest recipient ever to be awarded the Nils Klim Prize. (2014-03-11)
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