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‘Wealthy kids hear 23 mn more words than poor’

May 6th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Middle-class children hear 23 million more words than their poorer cousins of the same age, a British government adviser has said.A collapse in parenting skills ... Read more...

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Mark Twain to tell all - 100 years after death

May 24th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Mark Twain's autobiography is finally to be published later this year, and a section is on his scandalous relationship with a woman who became his secretary after his ... Read more...

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Domestic topics, not wars have dominated “Obama Speak” since taking office

August 14th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.14 (ANI): Believe it or not, U.S. President Barack Obama has uttered over half-million words in public since taking office on January 20, and surprisingly, they have not been dominated ... Read more...

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Online newspaper archives can help trace changes in language usage

June 27th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): Experts at Uppsala University in Sweden have shown that changes in language usage-which may make it possible to attain an entirely new degree of precision in dating-can be ... Read more...

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‘Jai ho’, ‘Slumdog’ in race to be millionth English word

June 6th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) 'Jai ho', 'cuddies' and 'slumdog' are among the 73 other finalists from across the globe to become the millionth English word. The Global Language Monitor, an Austin, ... Read more...

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Meet the man whos read the entire 22,000-pages of the Oxford English Dictionary!

October 4th, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Even though the Oxford English Dictionary is not everyones idea of a good relaxing read, Ammon Shea, 37, has completed reading all of the 22,000-page tome.Shea, who ... Read more...

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China puts a break on Beijing modernisation

July 28th, 2008 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
By Ji Shaoting, Wu Xiaojun and Sun Xiaosheng Beijing, July 28 (Xinhua) The map of the Chinese capital on the wall of Zhang Wei's room is almost full with markings in black ink. ... Read more...

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English language to pass one-million word mark on 29 April, 2009

July 7th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): The English language is set to reach a very important landmark within the next year its one millionth word.A new English word is created every 98 minutes, ... Read more...

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Collins Concise English Dictionary goes green and online

June 2nd, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by admin
London, June 2 (ANI): The Collins Concise English Dictionary has phrases associated with being environmentally friendlylike "carbon neutral" and "green tax"included in its latest edition."E-card", "norovirus", "non-dom", and "Skype" are ... 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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Instant Messaging represents linguistic renaissance

May 15th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): As a concerned parent you might feel like shouting OMG! (Oh, My God!) when you see your teenage kid submerged in the newest lingo in town, Instant ... Read more...

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SMS not bad grammar but linguistic renaissance: study

May 15th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Toronto, May 15 (IANS) Parents need not worry - a new study contends that SMSes and online chats actually help teens hone their linguistic abilities, rather than degrade them. Parental worry has ... Read more...

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Chinas cultural encyclopedia to cover 20,000 ancient works

February 1st, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): China is publishing a cultural encyclopedia that will cover 20,000 ancient books and texts, which when completed, would become an extraordinary summary of the countrys historic works ... Read more...

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