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Chris Bangle: "Who are we designing for in the future? Which car can we change a diaper quicker?" Photo credit: JOE WILSSENS. Send us a Letter. Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor, and we may publish it in print. Detroit -- Chris Bangle knows you think his new ...
"The ability to predict language development is important because it allows clinicians and educators to intervene with therapy to maximize language learning for the child," said co-senior author Patrick C. M. Wong, PhD, a cognitive neuroscientist, professor and director of the Brain and Mind Institute at The ...

Are the Dutch now native speakers of English, and is Dutch-English a distinctive thing? Deborah Nicholls-Lee meets linguistics expert Alison Edwards to find some answers. English is no longer a foreign language in the Netherlands, asserts Leiden University's Alison Edwards, who has published widely on ...
Ah, love. It's a many-splendored thing, but it's also challenging and complex and really effing confusing -- which is why I put my love language in my Tinder bio, so I could figure out from first swipe which of my matches would be most compatible with me. For those unfamiliar with love languages, allow me to ...
Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov has vetoed legislation extending the official use of the Albanian language to the entire country, saying it could endanger Macedonia's unity and sovereignty. Ivanov said on January 17 that the proposed law would introduce a "very expensive redundancy" in state ...
With isiZulu, like many other languages in SA, "the language has been left behind and has not been considered a language of science, and this leaves out a whole culture from being able to learn, and engage with, the tenets of science", says Biyela. "Translating English text to Zulu is not neat; it can be so ...

The most objectionable user of language in the public sphere is Donald Trump. Apart from the fact that he often can't spell in his attention-seeking tweets and doesn't know his geography (last September, he appeared to invent a new county called 'Nambia' while addressing African leaders in Washington), ...
Based on his study, Slobodchikoff and his colleague developed an algorithm that turns prairie dogs' vocalisations into English and founded a company called Zoolingua to develop more technology that could allow humans to communicate with animals in an understandable language. According to ...
One way that companies can enhance their chances of developing lasting relations with counterparts overseas is to encourage sales and business development staff to learn the language of the destination they are targeting, so says Gloria Picton, a lecturer at the University of Suffolk who teaches Spanish ...
Separated from their husbands, parents and children, four women escaped the war in Syria in hope of finding a safe place to live. Their paths crossed at the Turkish Red Crescent's community centre in Kilis where learning the local language is bringing them together. Hayriye, 33, has been living in Turkey ...
Are the Dutch now native speakers of English, and is Dutch-English a distinctive thing? Deborah Nicholls-Lee meets linguistics expert Alison Edwards to find some answers. English is no longer a foreign language in the Netherlands, asserts Leiden University's Alison Edwards, who has published widely on ...
Research has shown that learners who use English as their first language often forget their mother tongue. "children who are taught in a language rather than their home language often find it challenging to understand complex topics that are taught in the other language. Most children attend schools ...
The 24-year-old is set to release his debut album Language next month via Ghostly. According to Cook, the base concepts for the project came from a "very specific heartbreak and break up" toward the end of his college days when he first started working on the record. Many of the songs are homages ...
An HR Viewpoint of Trump's Bad Language. I've been called horrible things for advocating for clean language in the workplace. Maybe people will listen to me ... Let's think about what would have happened if President Trump had used the type of language that I advocate. Then his quote would read like ...
chocolate, tomato and avocados are everyday foods many of us enjoy, but they come from a language we don't hear too often -- Nahuatl. It's a descendant of the ancient Aztec language, and it's one of the most widely spoken Indigenous languages in Mexico. Although around 1.5 million people still speak ...
"I did not hear that word used, no sir," Nielsen testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, when asked if Trump used that word or similar language to disparage African countries in the meeting with Trump and lawmakers on immigration policy. "The conversation was very impassioned, I don't dispute ...
According to a 2017 Pew Research Center poll, many people believe language is "the core of national identity." More than 70 percent of the population of the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan agree on this. And yet, as scholars of Linguistics and political science, we know that people pay too little ...

Instrument that could convert dogs' bark into human language. Updated: ... developed an algorithm that turns prairie dogs' vocalisations into English and founded a company called Zoolingua to develop more technology that could allow humans to communicate with animals in an understandable language.
The latest issue on the US shifting the capital of Israel to Jerusalem is a stark testimony to colonialism at work. Unfortunately, the Malaysian media describe the phenomenon as "Israeli occupation", "Israel-Palestine conflict" or, ironically, "Palestine conflict". And the Arabic-language Palestinian media in the ...
Tatyana Torchakova works in Ust Anzas at the local post office, which doubles as a shop selling groceries and sundries. "I rarely speak with my husband in Shor. Usually only when we want to hide something from our daughter," she says before suggesting that the language is nevertheless becoming more ...
For foreign-language news media around the world, finding the right interpretation caused the same dilemma in Europe. Italian journalist Matteo Bosco Bortolaso said a niche Italian newspaper called il manifesto referred to the situation as "Water Gate" on its front page. "Because "water" in Italian is used ...
The pedagogical debate over oral education (teaching deaf people to read lips and speak, and discouraging -- or even banning -- the use of sign language) first raged in the U.S. during the late 19th century. Championed by inventor Alexander Graham Bell, oral education prevailed as the primary deaf ...
All that's left of the Gamilaraay language from northern NSW and southern Queensland are a few phrases spoken by fewer than 50 people. "The language stopped changing 70 or 80 years ago," said John Giacon, a lecturer at the Australian National University who is trying to bring the language back from ...
President Trump's reported use of vulgar language this week at a bipartisan meeting on immigration has upended those talks and raised the threat of a government shutdown. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: A vulgarity reportedly uttered this week by President Trump upended bipartisan immigration talks at the ...
He's only a pre-schooler, but it makes sense for the soon-to-be king to learn a new language. Not only will it help him out during future royal tours, but Spanish is also the second most widely spoken language in the world. The bilingual youngsters are following in the footsteps of their father and grandfather, Princes William ...
Skopje (Reuters) - Macedonia's parliament on Thursday passed a law allowing wider official use of the Albanian language, fiercely opposed by nationalists who say it will lead to further ethnic division of the ... The Albanian language is unrelated to the Slavic language spoken by the country's majority.
Glass was reading Gertrude Stein and James Joyce, and was "fascinated with how everyone's reading of those books is highly different, because the focus is on the language and not necessarily the story". Stuck, she was going in circles late one night, listening to music, and Peach "literally started with a ...
music therapy programs are limited but growing as scientific research proves their benefits to the youngest of listeners. PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Laura Beer, director and associate professor of music therapy at Marylhurst University, sings to Jose Ochoa-Ramirez, a 6-day-old ...
The question was whether the new English only language policy of the UFS was contrary to section 29(2) of the Constitution and the Ministry of Higher education's language policy. Chief Justice Mogoeng with the majority ruled that the decision of the UFS was correct and in line with both the Constitution ...
Macedonian lawmakers have passed a law making Albanian the country's second official language, in a parliamentary vote boycotted by the main opposition party. The law passed Thursday with the backing of 69 lawmakers in the 120-member parliament. It still requires approval by the country's president ...
Developers beware: Learning just one programming language could severely limit your career options, according to a new report from coding school Coding Dojo. None of the top 25 companies in the Fortune 500 use just one coding language for their products and services--on average, they rely on four ...
A fascinating study from Keith Chen, a Yale University behavioural economist, has actually found that people save more (or less) depending on the language they speak - more specifically, depending on how that language differentiates and distinguishes between the future and the present tenses.
China's massive One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is spilling over to even the language services space. The Translators Association of China (TAC) held its annual conference on December 1, 2017 in Beijing this year in conjunction with a forum on "Developing Language Services and Terminology ...
In addition to ethnic Hungarians, Ukraine has sizeable communities of Russians, Romanians, Poles and other groups with roots in neighbouring countries. The language law states that starting from September 2020, pupils will be taught exclusively in Ukrainian from the fifth grade, when children are aged ...
A Florida appeals court has sided with the state's insurance regulator in rejecting policy language filed by a Florida homeowners insurer to restrict the use of assignment of benefits. The decision could have a significant impact on the Florida insurance market, as other insurers writing homeowners in the ...
It was a song called "Laudanum" that, instrumentally at least, does harken back to the classic synth-pop duo's earlier days. It would become the first track on Nation Of Language's self-titled Bandcamp EP, the beginning of a process in which Devaney started over again and found a completely different artistic voice.
The inferior frontal and superior temporal areas, located in the brain's left hemisphere, were previously found to be structurally important for language processing. The researchers played a female voice speaking the Japanese sound, "ne," which usually prompts communicative exchange between mother ...
She said: "We have had calls where older workers are talking about language used in the workplace and that younger workers are using language now that many of us would not deem appropriate in the workplace. "Because of youth culture they're coming out with certain statements or words that many of ...
Two-year-old girls whose mothers took acetaminophen during their pregnancies had higher rates of language delays compared to those whose mothers did not, finds a new study. Similar delays were not seen in boys, who generally develop language skills more slowly than girls. The study, published in ...
It's something you might hear from a teenager, or someone else whose language affect moves them to overuse of that word. But the president punctuated the phrase correctly, setting the word "like" off by commas, suggesting this was not an excited utterance, but something that was thought through, and ...
THE Language and literature Bureau from the Ministry of culture, youth and sports through its Language Development and Propagation Section is organising the Scientific Language Essay Writing Contest in conjunction with the Language Month 2017 celebration. It is held, among others, to support the ...
The Chipota Chikashshanompoli (Youth Speaking Chickasaw) language club will have monthly meetings from 6-8 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Lazer Zone Family Fun Center, 14601 County Road 3544. A language session for children, ages four to seven will take place from 5:30 - 6 p.m. before the ...
Chinese idioms, or chengyu, are difficult to learn, culturally complex and grammatically irregular. For most students of Chinese, they're a nightmare. But as her classmates groaned at the sight of a new list of characters to memorize, Taia Cheng '19 tapped her pencil on her desk, eager to learn each new ...
george orwell warns us in his dystopian novel 1984 that authoritarianism begins with language. Words now operate as "Newspeak," in which language is twisted in order to deceive, seduce and undermine the ability of people to think critically and freely. As authoritarianism gains in strength, the formative ...
A review of Harold Rosen, Writings on Life, Language and Learning, 1958-2008 (edited and with an introduction by John Richmond) (UCL Institute of education Press, 2017), £24.99. To begin on a personal note, I met Harold Rosen for the first time as one of a formidable trio of tutors, along with Jane Miller ...
Pope Francis again encouraged mothers to breastfeed their babies ― in church if necessary ― saying that breastfeeding is "the language of love." Francis made his remarks during an annual baptism service inside the Vatican's historic Sistine Chapel on Sunday, where he personally baptized 34 infants.
The aroma of books, sea shells and fresh fish lingers on the lanes of the Fisherman Colony in Mamallapuram. Turn to your right on your way to the beach and you'll find Apollo Books Exchange & Library. The owner, Apollo Kumaresan sits inside, with a relaxed smile on his face. "Coffee?" he asks. It's an ...
Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif today alleged that US President Donald Trump's recent remarks against his country showed that he was "talking in the language of India". Briefing the Parliamentary Committee on National Security about tension between Pakistan and the US following Trump's ...
"Hindi is not the national language, it is an official language. Seeking to promote Hindi raises an important question. Why do we need an official language in the UN? Arabic does not have more speakers than Hindi, but Arabic is spoken by 22 countries, whereas Hindi is only used as an official language by ...
A federal appeals court in Michigan has ruled in favor of a man in the Grand Rapids area who suffered serious injuries during a motorbike crash in 2013. Beau Heimer was 22 at the time and had been drinking alcohol before a game of chicken in rural Kent County. Companion Life rejected Heimer's claim ...


 

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