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2014-06-28 13:07:37

University of Missouri The evolution of language in humans continues to perplex scientists and linguists who study how humans learn to communicate. Considered by some as “operant learning,” this multi-tiered trait involves many genes and modification of an individual’s behavior by trial and error. Toddlers acquire communication skills by babbling until what they utter is rewarded; however, the genes involved in learning language skills are far from completely understood. Now, using a...

2014-06-17 12:52:24

University of Chicago Examining factors such as how much children gesture at an early age may make it possible to identify and intervene with very young children at risk for delays in speech and cognitive development, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Chicago. The research by leading early learning scientists looked at children from a wide variety of backgrounds, including those from advantaged and disadvantaged families, and those who had suffered brain...

2014-04-09 23:29:22

Research shows little planning or strategy, long time-to-hire, and negligible use of talent acquisition suites; 45% of organizations surveyed still use tools such as Outlook and Excel to manage workflows. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 A major disconnect exists between the talent acquisition goals of hiring organizations and the processes they use to plan, source, assess, hire and onboard new talent, according to major new research from Brandon Hall Group. The State of Talent...

2014-04-01 12:29:47

MONS, Belgium, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that in the world today multilingual speakers outnumber those only speaking one language?* And due to the Internet and the easy access to content in any language this trend is becoming even more pronounced. At Acapela, we are actively working on meeting the needs of multilingual people, languages and voices are part of our DNA. What is Multilingualism? It's the use of multiple languages, either by an...

2014-03-26 23:25:17

New cloud-based language learning software provides an effective solution to second-language attrition through customization and convenience. Niskayuna, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Lexikeet Learning, LLC, a provider of technology-driven educational products, today announced the release of three new language learning products – Lexikeet Chinese, Lexikeet Japanese, and Lexikeet Spanish – as a solution to the growing problem of second-language attrition. Attrition occurs when a learner...

2014-03-18 23:30:20

Ballard & Tighe, Publishers releases Word Raider: Quest - a learning game that teaches academic language and vocabulary using animation and picture-based problems to support its listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises. The combination of linguistic and non-linguistic activities, game-based learning, and live-graded assignments work to engage students while enabling deeper understanding and retention. Brea, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Ballard & Tighe, Publishers announced...

Children's Math Skills Improved With Use Of Hand Gestures: Study
2014-03-12 06:16:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Children who use hand gesturing while learning math develop a better understanding of the problems they are taught, according to new research from University of Chicago’s Department of Psychology. While previous research has found that hand gestures can indeed help children learn, the current study focused on whether abstract gesturing can support generalization beyond a particular problem, and whether it is a more effective...

New Study Confirms Instructional Media Can't Teach Babies To Read
2014-02-26 07:29:57

[ Watch the Video: Can Babies Really Learn To Read? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite the availability of DVDs and other media products claiming to help babies learn to read, these goods don’t actually instill reading skills in infants, according to new research appearing in the Journal of Educational Psychology. “While we cannot say with full assurance that infants at this age cannot learn printed words, our results make clear they did not learn...

Infants Learn To Point As Their First Communicative Gesture
2014-02-25 05:03:11

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Catalan researchers have studied the acquisition and development of language in babies on the basis of the temporary coordination of gestures and speech. The results are the first in showing how and when they acquire the pattern of coordination between the two elements which allows them to communicate very early on. A new study carried out by two researchers from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona analyses the temporary...

2014-02-24 23:00:17

Learning German language could be now fun and inexpensive with Fun Easy Learn German learning app available on the Google Play store for free. Chisinau, Moldova (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Fun Easy Learn is now offering their simple, intuitive and feature-rich German language learning app for free. People interested in learning the language in a simple and fun manner can download the Learn German 6000 Words app from the Google Play Store. The app contains a vocabulary of 6000 German words...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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