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Born Zhou Yaoping on January 13, 1906, this storied linguist later adopted the pen name 'Yougang' because he wanted to 'bring light' to the world. Google celebrates what would've been Yougang's 112th birthday with a special Doodle which flips from Pinyin (Gǔgē) to Chinese characters (谷歌).
ZHOU Youguang was a Chinese linguist credited with formulating a new phoenetic alphabet to help translate Chinese to Romanized Western languages like English. He died last year on the day after his 111th birthday - making today what would have been his 112th. Here's why he is being celebrated with ...

Shortly before it became public today that the president of the University of Rochester (U of R) in New York will resign next month, an outside investigator hired by the school to examine its handling of sexual harassment allegations against linguistic researcher T. Florian Jaeger announced her conclusion ...
In a study of how people talk in English, the linguist Mark Liberman analyzed a massive database of spoken language and found that one in every sixty words people pronounce is either um or uh. Depending on how fast you talk, this means you are producing two to three of these 'fillers' per minute. Why do ...
From Barbara Streisand to Al Pacino, Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump, New Yorkers have made their legendary dialect the most recognizable in North America, according to sociolinguist William Labov. But it's more than just "fuhgeddaboutit" and "yuuuge" that set New York English apart -- there are more subtle features in ...
In Ninilchik, meanwhile, linguists from the Russian Academy of science's Institute of linguistics are compiling a dictionary of about 2,500 Ninilchik Russian words and recording the village's speakers, in the hopes of preserving the dialect. If a new generation does not continue to use the dialect, at least an ...

The term "linguist" has alternative meanings. The everyday sense means someone who speaks foreign languages. The other type of linguist is someone who studies the structure of language. All my writings on language concern the work of linguists in that second definition: the various disciplines, such as ...
Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck announced Thursday that he has promoted defensive backs coach Maurice Linguist to assistant head coach. Linguist, 33, will remain in charge of the defensive backs. "Coach Linguist is an elite man who does an incredible job of leading our young people,'' Fleck said in a ...
But we can, with the help of linguistics, work out a little bit about what language he grew up speaking," Adger said. When someone learns a new language, they use their mother tongue to help with the new one, this is what linguists call 'Transfer,' - people transfer the rules of their native language to the one ...
Two linguists threw eight years worth of tweets--36,000-- into a statistical model to find out. Their analysis reveals intriguing changes in style and tone, depending on the political situation. The study (more details on the methodology below) uses a linguistic trick called "multidimensional analysis." This can ...
At that time, in 2009, Pashto and Dari linguists were in very high demand. His service also opened a pathway to him becoming a U.S. citizen. As a soldier, Shekib returned to Afghanistan in 2010, deploying as a military linguist with the 3-6 Field Artillery, 10th Mountain Division, from Fort Drum, New York.
As part of our weekly series, The Taos News dug into the newspaper's archives to uncover the top stories of the week from 10, 25 and 50 years ago. This week recalls a series of home invasions, a teacher honored and the founding of the Taos Volunteer Fire Department. - 10 years ago - "More West Mesa ...
We live on a planet of more than seven billion people who speak more than 7,000 languages. Most of these are "low-resource" languages for which there are a dearth of human translators and no automated translation capability. This presents a big challenge in emergency situations where information ...
BAHAWALPUR: Pakistani linguists should work on regional languages so that illiterate and less educated people could also benefit from modern developments. This was said by speakers during the 2nd International Conference on linguistics and literature, a joint-venture of Higher education ...
What is particularly causing ripples of excitement among linguists and researchers is the compilation of digitised searchable dictionaries. ... Linguist G.N. Devy, who spearheaded the People's Linguistic Survey of India, believes this resource will help speed up socio-linguistic research and not just along ...
The finance bill 2018 currently before the French parliament calls for increased spending on some areas of defence and intelligence. Staff at the DGSE, the DRM military intelligence service and the military security service DRSD (Direction du Renseignement et de la Securite de la Defense) look set to ...
BUKENYA: Prof said I was a linguist masquerading in literature ... The linguists' duties in the practice of their skills are multitude and we cannot ...

There's a familiar cadence to his voice as Bernie Francis stands in the shadow of the cenotaph, the Mi'kmaq poem flowing from his lips.
UC Berkeley linguists Leanne Hinton (left), Haruo Aoki, and Philip Cash Cash, a Nez Perce scholar and recent Ph.D. grad from the University of ...
(Newser) - Andrew West and Michael Everson are two of the top language encoders in the world, experienced linguists--and definitive proof ...
Prof Okoth Okombo. He is generally regarded as the father of sign language studies in Africa. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
There are 3.2 billion people who have regular internet access in the world, and studies show that 92 percent-plus of those 3.2 billion people ...
Cleveland - We're learning more about the victim and suspect in a gruesome case of deadly domestic violence. Laura Fruscella had a ...
linguists digitise 1970s children's storybooks to help preserve ... plain -- just a line drawing with a couple of words," linguist Cathy Bow said.
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. -H. Jackson Brown. According to the Oxford ...
As a white fan of rap music and as a linguist who writes and teaches about hip-hop language, I feel compelled to add my voice to others who ...
No one wants to lose face. Researchers spent years trying to standardize text data to digitize countless languages from around the world.
Shuichi Iwasaki is interviewed in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 14, 2017. Nine foreign linguists were asked to translate and edit the report ...
The study also demonstrated that a good term extraction tool can effectively identify many important terms that are missed by linguists when ...
As a linguist I dread the question, "what do you do? ... linguistics today is that linguists are increasingly connecting with the field of evolutionary ...
... Ogilvie, a linguist and lexicographer at Stanford University, told Mashable. ... linguists have a superb term for this, "semantic broadening.
As a linguist I dread the question, "what do you do? ... things happening in linguistics today is that linguists are increasingly connecting with the ...
Ours is a trading nation, connected to countries in every continent by shared history, shared values and, on occasion, shared language. We are ...
Mysuru: A three-day workshop-cum-training Programme on Statistical Methods for linguists and Educationists started at the National Testing ...
As a linguist I dread the question, "what do you do? ... linguistics today is that linguists are increasingly connecting with the field of evolutionary ...
It was created by linguist David Peterson, who Taylor calls the king of ... a constructed language so simple, linguists like Taylor say it could ...
... announced today that world-renowned cognitive Linguist Dr. George Lakoff has joined the company as its Chief linguistics advisor.
Most linguists provide translation and localization services in the country ... said Thelma Oldak-Finkler, a linguist located in Mexico City, Mexico.
The best mechanisms for change are debate, dialogue and discourse and yet this is something we struggle to do. Professor Joseph Lo Bianco ...
A conversational AI startup providing bot-as-a-service platform for businesses to manage chatbots on popular messaging apps for ecommerce, ...
The linguists scoured historic texts and etymological dictionaries to compile the ... The linguists, in partnership with Privilege insurance, scoured ...
linguists working in medical research provide a scientific lens from ... By listening like a linguist, even those new to qualitative techniques can ...
Attending the event will be linguists, scholars, professors and schoolteachers, students, undergraduates and graduate students from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, and Romania. They will discuss the problems of modern Slavic studies, socioLinguistics, linguistics and soco-cultural ...
In this week's Techie Tuesdays, we explore the story of Mike Taylor, the web compatibility engineering manager at mozilla who is also a punk rock music artist, and has been a linguist earlier in his life. Mike Taylor's story is not that of a usual techie. In fact, for quite some time, it was the story of anyone but a ...
For a long time, psychologists, linguists and neuroscientists have been ... One of them is the renowned linguist and neuroscientist Angela D.
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. -H. Jackson Brown. According to the Oxford ...
LISTOWEL -- The linguists of Listowel Toastmasters Club celebrated 25 years in the community by presenting Fatal Reunion, a murder mystery dinner at the ...
SPEAKING IN TONGUES: Respected linguist Dr Nick Evans has chosen ... A team of linguists and academics from the Australian National ...
Most historical linguists agree that words such as 'wheel', 'wagon', 'horse' ... by archaeologist Rune Iversen and linguist Guus Kroonen from the ...
Svetlana Chevenko displays her crash course in Chinese language. The word shown on the main page means dawn, which is a combination ...


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