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Young Children Understand Grammar, Chimps Don’t
2013-04-11 08:08:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Children as young as two years old understand basic grammar rules and are not simply imitating adults as they first learn to speak, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania. The study was led by Charles Yang, professor of linguistics in the School of Arts and Sciences and of computer science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Yang applied the same statistical analysis to data as that used in...

2011-03-15 15:14:45

New research published in Language, the journal of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) firmly establishes that language learning goes well beyond simple imitation, and in fact that language learners are quite creative and remarkably smart. Not only are learners able to generalize grammatical restrictions to new words in a category "“ in this case, made-up adjectives "“ but they also do not learn these restrictions in situations where they can be attributed to some irrelevant...

2009-08-14 09:52:00

BALTIMORE, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calvert Education Services is pleased to announce the debut of innovative home-based, online skills workshops designed for middle school students. These four week courses are designed to boost academic skills in Grammar and Math. They include the guidance and support of a Calvert educator. Students view engaging pre-recorded video lessons that are reinforced with game-based learning activities, followed by auto-graded online assessments which...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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