Latest Applied linguistics Stories

Language Translator Startup Duolingo Gets Funding From TV Star
2012-06-20 12:00:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com While he only plays a billionaire who made his fortune as a savvy tech visionary, actor Ashton Kutcher could be helping computer scientists Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker actually become dotcom successes. Kutcher, who replaced actor Charlie Sheen in the hit CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men,” where he plays a successful software programmer who sold his company to Microsoft for a billion dollars, has made an independent investment in Duolingo, a...

2012-06-19 23:02:32

Independent game and educational software developer, Pyxwise Software today is pleased to announce that their entire series of Simplex Spelling apps have been featured on the App Store as New & Noteworthy. The Simplex Spelling series has been acclaimed by Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, and parents, including those that homeschool their children. Edmonton, AB Canada (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 Pyxwise Software's most recent app, “Simplex Spelling Phonics 2 Syllables - Spell to...

2012-05-31 23:01:57

Independent educational software developer, Pyxwise Software today is pleased to announce the launch of Simplex Spelling Phonics 2 Syllables, their newest educational app for iOS devices. By using a powerful combination of phonics lessons, spelling/word patterns, a unique “reverse phonics” approach and contextually relevant spelling rules, the Simplex Spelling series of apps have already helped thousands of children improve their literacy skills. Edmonton, AB Canada (PRWEB) May...

2012-05-23 23:00:40

Boasting access to over 600 complete e-books for all reading levels, 7 Speed Reading today announces a collection to make any bookwork proud. New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 Boasting over six hundred e-books spanning a huge range of topics, 7 Speed Reading today announces what it believes could be the world´s largest collection of speed reading e-books. The books form part of the official 7 Speed Reading software package, a famous and world-renowned platform for drastically...

2012-04-21 23:00:05

Literacy levels in the Western world are at their highest since records began. With this in mind, a leading producer of speed reading software is announcing that nobody is ever too old to become an eager bookworm. New York City, New York (PRWEB) April 21, 2012 Current statistics show that over 90% of the Western world is literate. However, this doesn´t necessarily mean that everyone is frequent reader. Wanting to get everyone stuck into a good book, the creators of 7 Speed Reading...

2012-04-21 23:00:04

StudyDog officials say kids who read during summer vacations are more prepared to return to school in the fall Los Altos Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) April 21, 2012 With the school year coming to a close, it´s never too early to start planning for summer reading opportunities. According to StudyDog, an online reading program for kindergarten through third grade, for many children the summer months can cause learning setbacks that might take weeks or even months to overcome when fall returns....

2012-04-19 23:00:27

Interactive reading programs like StudyDog help kids learn by using games to make learning fun. Los Altos Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Before kindergarten starts next fall, experts say parents should be actively preparing this summer for their child´s transition into school. “It´s important for parents of four-year-olds to realize that now is the time to start thinking about kindergarten and to begin building confidence in your child by helping them with their...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'