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2012-04-17 23:00:56

As 2012´s African American national Spelling Bee Championships commences, Ultimate Spelling is delighted to send its best wishes to this year´s competitors. Canberra, Australia (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 This week sees the start of 2012´s African American National Spelling Bee Championships at Horace Man Middle School in South Los Angeles. As the fierce competition gets underway, the company behind a leading spelling improvement software package sends competitors their best...

2012-04-07 23:00:15

With hundreds of spelling bees commencing this week, eReflect announces a new tool that could turn the nation´s children into spelling superstars. Canberra, Australia (PRWEB) April 07, 2012 Thousands of children compete in spelling bees each year. With competition for the accolade of being winner high saught after, children will often do anything to have the edge over their counterparts. Thankfully for them, eReflect today announced a new software package with the aim of improving...

2012-02-04 08:00:00

Reviewer Edward E. Chapman responds to the Oscars with his own choices for the best films of the year, and addresses some of the differences between his picks and those of the Academy. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 04, 2012 Movie news site CinemaDeck.com recently announced its list of the Ten Best Films of 2011, as selected by their staff´s Head Film Critic Edward E. Chapman. Among the choices are Academy favorites such as “The Artist” and “The Tree of Life”...

2012-02-01 00:59:41

The European Union has 27 member countries and 23 official languages, but its official business is carried out primarily in one language – English. Yet the striking findings of a new study show that barely a third of the EU´s 500 million citizens speak English. What about the other two-thirds? They are linguistically disenfranchised, say the study´s authors. For the EU´s non-English speakers, their native languages are of limited use in the EU´s political,...

2011-12-10 01:18:26

A new study of how compound word formation is influenced by subtle forms of linguistic pressure demonstrates that words which "sound better" to the speakers of a language have a higher chance of being created, suggesting that, like biological organisms, words are subject to selection pressures that play a role in deciding which words become part of a language over time. The study, "Grammars leak: Modeling how phonotactic generalizations interact within the grammar," to be published in the...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'