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2012-12-06 11:28:42

Linguistic context influences motor processing of action words in the human brain Hearing a verb related to physical action automatically increases the force with which people grip objects, but has no effect on their physical reaction if the word is presented in the negative form, according to research published December 5 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Pia Aravena and colleagues from the L2C2, Institute of Cognitive Sciences (CNRS/UCBL), France. Volunteers in the study were...

2011-02-16 09:02:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Your English teacher wasn't kidding: Grammar really does matter. The verb form used to describe an action can affect how the action is perceived--and these subtle variations could mean the difference between an innocent or guilty verdict in criminal law, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. William Hart, of the University of Alabama, was inspired to conduct...

2010-09-21 06:59:00

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, September 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Conjugation.com (http://www.conjugation.com) innovates and releases today a new version of its proprietary conjugation engine TM (V3.0) with unique features: conjugation in AFFIRMATIVE, INTERROGATIVE, NEGATIVE modes, MODAL VERBS, TRANSLATION in 52 LANGUAGES, definitions and examples. Conjugation and translation results displayed instantaneously for 15000 verbs, translation in 52 languages. The conjugation engine TM fully...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'