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2013-04-23 13:01:12

Children growing up in the Rufiji region along the coast of Tanzania are learning Swahili as their first language. Consequently, their parents are expected to be the last generation to be fluent in the minority language Ndengeleko. A new doctoral thesis in African languages from the University of Gothenburg is the first, and maybe last, attempt ever to explore Ndengeleko grammatically. More than 120 languages are spoken in Tanzania. Most are minority languages spoken by various ethnic...

2013-03-29 23:00:36

After centuries of assimilating words from other languages, English is becoming an influence on those same languages. Spanish is an example of this new trend; linguists in Spanish-speaking countries now recognize various English words as part of the legitimate Spanish lexicon with no changes to spelling or pronunciation. New York City, NY (PRWEB) March 30, 2013 Software developers eReflect, the creators of Ultimate Spelling, announce that words from the English language are gaining...

2013-03-25 23:03:23

Ultimate Vocabulary software developer eReflect recently saluted the campaigns undertaken by local organizations in Brazil to provide English lessons to professionals in all walks of life, including prostitutes, as part of the country´s preparations for the FIFA world cup in 2014. New York City, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 Brazil will be hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and apart from the nationwide preparations taking place, at a local level many English language teaching initiatives...

2013-02-01 23:01:05

Top TV & Social Media Agency to open 6th location in Carlsbad this March San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 If you want to play big, go where the big guys play: that´s part of Creative Bube Tube´s dynamic game plan for 2013. As one of the fastest growing advertising agencies with a sole focus on TV and social media, Creative Bube Tube has been redefining advertising from the ground up since its inception in 2006. The team is set to open a 6th office in Carlsbad,...

2012-09-27 23:03:48

Created by and licensed from Harvard Medical School, WebTeb.com´s TebChecker Offers Arabic Speakers Insight into the Possible Causes of Common Medical Symptoms Amman, Jordan (PRWEB) September 27, 2012 WebTeb.com, the leading Arabic-Language Health Site, announced today the launch of its Symptom Checker, branded TebChecker. The new symptom checker tool includes extensive information created by and licensed from Harvard Health Publications, a trusted source of medical information that...

2012-06-19 23:02:46

Bookshare online library expands digital book collection for Arabic readers with print disabilities Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 Bookshare, the largest online accessible library of copyrighted content for people with print disabilities, in partnership with Mada (Qatar Assistive Technology Center), has released 100 new titles in Arabic, giving Arabic readers with print disabilities the opportunity to read a diverse range of material. The collection includes children´s books from...

2012-03-21 14:31:05

Readers whose mother tongue is Arabic have more challenges reading in Arabic than native Hebrew or English speakers have reading their native languages, because the two halves of the brain divide the labor differently when the brain processes Arabic than when it processes Hebrew or English. That is the result of a new study conducted by two University of Haifa researchers, Dr. Raphiq Ibrahim of the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities and the Learning...

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,...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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