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2014-05-01 23:12:22

World's youngest person with ability to communicate in over 20 languages awards four teens for linguistic aptitude. New York. NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Tim Doner, teenage hyperpolyglot and the youngest person in the world able to communicate in over 20 languages, today announced the winners of the Teen Polyglot Challenge. In an effort to promote linguistic diversity and multilingualism, Tim Doner launched his Teen Polyglot Challenge March 1, 2014, challenging teens around the world to...

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...

2014-02-26 23:29:10

Library trades in older units for 16 new AWE Bilingual Spanish Early Literacy Station™ computers that provide early learning skills and school readiness for young children in a bilingual format Chester, PA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Pierce County Library, headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., acquired 16 new Bilingual Spanish Early Literacy Station™ computers from AWE for its 18-branch library system. The library traded in older Early Literacy Stations as part of AWE’s Trade-In Program for...

2014-02-13 23:29:46

Maria Oliveira, Educator and Language Program Specialist releases new Digital Language Programs for Spanish, English and European Portuguese. Pinole, California (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 "This is the very best teaching and learning material on the market." — Reverend Sandra Reza, Vallejo, CA “These materials make all the difference in getting the right pronunciation practice.” — Cathy Park, Point Richmond CA Maria Oliveira, owner of Maria Oliveira Language Learning...

Speaking Multiple Languages Delays Dementia
2013-11-08 12:06:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Besides being able to navigate in two or more cultures, people who speak more than one language have a lower risk for developing earlier dementia, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology. In the study, a team of British and Indian scientists tracked nearly 650 dementia patients, taking note of when each patient was diagnosed with the condition. The researchers found that individuals who speak more than one language...

2013-07-09 23:29:06

AWE's Early Literacy Station Bilingual Spanish Edition Computers Provide Technology Exposure, Early Learning Skills, and School Readiness for Young Children Chester, PA (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 AWE announced today that Brooklyn Public Library will be adding eight of its Early Literacy Station™ Bilingual Spanish edition computers to its library system. The Early Literacy Station Bilingual Spanish edition is an all-in-one computer system designed for children ages 2-8. It features over...

Bilingual People Use Different Sound Systems
2013-05-21 12:22:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of Arizona shows that bilingual individuals switch between two different ℠sound systems´ in their brain when alternating between languages. “A lot of research has shown that bilinguals are pretty good at accommodating speech variation across languages, but there´s been a debate as to how,” explained Kalim Gonzales, a doctoral student at the University of Arizona and lead...

2013-04-16 15:35:05

Playing simple games using words and pictures can help people to learn a new language with greater ease, researchers from The University of Nottingham have shown. Their study, published by the scientific journal PLOS ONE, revealed that using fun, informal ways of learning not only helped complete novices to acquire a new language but also made more traditional methods of language learning more effective. PhD student Marie-Josée Bisson of the University´s School of...


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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