linguistics

‘Watergate’, ‘Chillax’ named as influential English words


August 20th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the study of Linguistics the words “Watergate” and “chillax” have been considered as one of the most important words in the study. A professor of ... Read more...

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Promote mother tongue, AMU academics say


February 21st, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Feb 21 (IANS) It is vitally important to educate children in their mother tongue, experts said at a seminar where other speakers called on the government to promote Urdu.Aligarh ... Read more...

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‘Talking dictionaries’ to preserve vanishing languages


February 19th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) To save the more than 7,000 languages spoken on our planet today from going in to oblivion by the end of this century, Linguists from ... Read more...

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Deaf quicker at catching body language


January 13th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Deaf people who rely on sign language are quicker at catching on to body language than people with normal hearing, reveals a study. The latest study ... Read more...

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Indian foreign secretary meets Suu Kyi


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 22 (IANS) India made its first high-level contact with democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi when Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao called on her at her residence here.On the ... Read more...

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Slang dictionary chronicles changing dialect of Beijing


December 31st, 2010 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) When an old Beijinger says that someone "listens to the song of lalagu", a Chinese singer, it doesn't mean the person is a fan of the artiste. In ... Read more...

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Will A Chinese Be Crowned Miss World?


October 29th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 29, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Only two days left for the 2010 Miss World pageant competition and a strong buzz is doing the rounds in favor of the hosting country China ... Read more...

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‘Hidden’ language discovered in remote Indian tribe


October 6th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Linguists have discovered a 'hidden' language spoken in a northeastern tribe of India.Koro belongs to the Tibeto-Burman language family, which includes 400 languages such as Tibetan ... Read more...

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Edwin Newman Passes Away In England At 91


September 16th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oxford, Sep 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Noted NBC broadcaster Edwin Newman who became almost a part and parcel of the network and worked in it for more than two decades in ... Read more...

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Justice Dep & Atlanta, Ga. DEA Seeks to Hire Ebonics Translators


August 25th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to federal records, the Department of Justice in the United States, along with the DEA or Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking nine people who can ... Read more...

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Texting generation not comfortable with boomers’ flare for talking on phone


August 8th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): With the advent of e-mailing, followed by an explosion in texting, has brought a serious decline in minutes people spend talking on the phone, thereby creating new ... Read more...

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Teens ‘use just 800 different words a day’


January 11th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 11 (ANI): Teenagers use approximately 800 different words a day, a linguistic expert claims.Apparently, the abbreviated "teenspeak" of text messages, social networking sites and Internet chat rooms are having significant ... Read more...

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Abbreviated ‘teenspeak’ can harm job chances


January 10th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 10 (ANI): Abbreviated forms of communication among teenagers may become a problem for them later in life while securing jobs, experts claim.Apparently, the abbreviated "teenspeak" of text messages, social networking ... Read more...

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Smith, Jones, Patel, Singh: Survey of British surnames launched


January 3rd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 3 (IANS) Researchers are to launch a massive ground-breaking study of the evolution of tens of thousands of British surnames, including those that originated in the Indian ... Read more...

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Will the next decade be the tweenies, twenteens, tens, twenty-tens or teens?


January 1st, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 1 (ANI): While the last decade, touted as the "noughties", has come to an end with the New Year, a debate is going on as to what will the next ... Read more...

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Indian, at 36, is Germany’s youngest university chief


December 16th, 2009 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Giessen (Germany), Dec 16 (DPA) Joybrato Mukherjee, a 36-year-old professor of English whose parents immigrated from India, became Germany's youngest chief executive of a university Wednesday. He was inducted as president, a title ... Read more...

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Most? How much is that?


November 20th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) When most people say "most", they mean 80-95 percent, no more and no less, a researcher in linguistics has found. Mira Ariel, professor at the Tel Aviv University (TAU), ... Read more...

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Coimbatore to host World Tamil Conference in 2010


September 26th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Sep. 26 (ANI): India will host the ninth World Tamil Conference early next year in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has said.India is playing host to the event after ... Read more...

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Pimp Your Vocab - the ‘Teenglish’ dictionary that demystifies slangs!


September 16th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 16 (ANI): Baffled parents trying to make sense of words coming out of their teenage children's mouth have help at hand, for a guide demystifying the slang used by ... Read more...

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Group sex slang ‘bunning’ makes it to Macquarie Dictionary


June 7th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 7 (ANI): Bunning, the slang word for group sex, will remain known forever, as it has been added to the latest edition of the Macquarie Dictionary.The term was made infamous ... Read more...

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Oz swim great Thorpe says getting used to college life


September 20th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sept.20 (ANI): Former Australian swimmer and Olympic champion Ian Thorpe says that he is getting used to life on the campus. Pursuing studies in psychology and linguistics at Sydney''s Macquarie University, ... Read more...

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Olympian Thorpe turns college student


September 12th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept.12 (ANI): Ian Thorpe, one of the worlds greatest swimmers, has turned college student by studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree at the Macquarie University. According to the Daily Telegraph, ... Read more...

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Verbal aggression against kids may affect their behaviour


August 5th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Mothers who discipline their children by being verbally aggressive are likely to impact the kids' self-esteem and behaviour negatively, a new study has confirmed. “Parents who have a ... Read more...

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Oz teens adopting American accents


July 4th, 2008 - 10:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 4 (ANI): More and more Australian teenagers are adopting American accents as a prestige model, says a linguistic expert.Roly Sussex, linguistics expert from University of Queensland said that teenagers ... Read more...

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Language exists in the brain, says researcher


July 1st, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Scientists at the Faculty of Arts at the University of the Basque Country are analysing bilingual processing of language to find out how the brain acquires and ... Read more...

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Texting not killing off English language


May 26th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin
London, May 26 (ANI): Contrary to popular belief, SMS texting is not corrupting or killing the English language.The finding is based on a new study that sought to allay fears regarding ... Read more...

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Email, cell phones arent sounding the death knell for written language


May 25th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 25 (ANI): A leading professor of linguistics has questioned the existing notion that the boon in communication technology, with the advent of instant messaging, blogs, wikis, social networking sites, ... Read more...

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Study shows language skills develop by age 6


April 29th, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Children as young as six are as proficient at identifying possible verbs and their past tenses as adults, a new study has found.In the study, conducted by ... Read more...

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Monkeys combine distinct alarm calls to convey meaning


March 11th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that monkeys convey meaning by combining distinct alarm calls in particular ways.In linguistics, morphemes are usually defined as the smallest meaningful units ... Read more...

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