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2011-04-14 19:01:12

Sentence structure differs between language families This contradicts the common understanding that word-order develops in accordance with a set of universal rules, applicable to all languages. Researchers have concluded that languages do not primarily follow innate rules of language processing in the brain. Rather, sentence structure is determined by the historical context in which a language develops. Linguists want to understand how languages have become so diverse and what constraints...

2010-05-31 05:18:00

SEATTLE, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- If you've ever used one of the leading foreign-language phrasebooks as you traveled abroad, you know how challenging and frustrating it can be to find things in them. Invariably, the problem is that they have their phrases arranged in 12-20 categories. A big hobble for such simple deployment is that life and its multitude of situations don't fit neatly into 20 categories. For instance, in which category would one find "What's your telephone number?" or...

2009-09-21 09:18:25

Saroi is a general tool which, apart from dealing with errors, is used for making consultations about structure in the trees of analysis and for undertaking searches for linguistic structures in such trees. A research worker at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) has analyzed the existing tools for the detection and correction of syntactic mistakes. To detect errors of context "”for example, concordance errors"” it is necessary to analysis the tree structure of the...

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...

2009-05-14 08:25:00

Australia, L.A., Dominican Republic Lead Way - Recession Delivers Hard-to-Pass-Up Deals BOSTON, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- SmarterTravel(R), a comprehensive travel advice resource for the budget-conscious traveler, today announced the top vacation destinations for summer that won't break the bank. Destinations looking to attract travelers are offering hard-to-pass-up-sales, from U.S. cities to more far-flung, exotic locales. "While summer is often a peak time to travel, destinations can't rely...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'