Latest Sociolinguistics Stories

2012-05-10 13:56:28

Understanding linguistic diversity among London's schoolchildren is key for the city´s future as a 'global player', research shows. A study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) mapped the distribution of languages spoken by London state school pupils. By combining language spoken with ethnicity, researchers have shed new light on patterns of educational inequality. "London´s increasing language diversity attracts much interest and debate among public service...

Foreign Language Skills Aid Business Choices
2012-04-26 06:40:19

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com "A foreign language provides a distancing mechanism that moves people from the immediate intuitive system to a more deliberate mode of thinking." These are the words of a University of Chicago (U Chicago) professor and his team of researchers in a new study on economics and language. They bring fresh perspective into language and the role it plays in business decision-making. The study, titled "The Foreign Language Effect: Thinking in a Foreign Tongue...

Word of the Day
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.