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2013-06-18 11:54:48

A new language has been discovered in a remote Indigenous community in northern Australia that is generated from a unique combination of elements from other languages. Light Warlpiri has been documented by University of Michigan linguist Carmel O'Shannessy, in a study on "The role of multiple sources in the formation of an innovative auxiliary category in Light Warlpiri, a new Australian mixed language," to be published in the June, 2013 issue of the scholarly journal Language. The people...

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...

2013-03-09 23:04:43

34 review questions for the Certified Risk Management Professional exam are now available in PracticeQuiz´s extensive library of free standardized test prep and certification exam review questions. (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 PracticeQuiz.com continues to expand its free project management exam preparation offerings. Today, the less than year old free test preparation website announced that it has added a new question set for the Certified Risk Management Professional exam. "We are very...

2012-12-19 15:12:01

Finding the next Barack Obama or Warren Buffett might be as simple as looking at who attracts the most eyes in a crowd, a new University of British Columbia study finds. For the study, which used eye-tracking technology, participants who observed groups of strangers were able to accurately predict who would emerge as leader of the group in 120 seconds or less. According to the study — to appear in the forthcoming Journal of Personality and Social Psychology — two sets of...


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