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Mitt Romney confuses ‘Sikh’ with ’sheikh’

August 8th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney twice confused the word "Sikh" with "sheikh" while paying tribute to the Wisconsin temple shooting victims, The Telegraph reported Wednesday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Why that word is on the tip of your tongue?

June 9th, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): Why is it that people, especially those bilinguals, often have tip-of-the-tongue experiences in which words suddenly and perplexingly go missing only to reappear seconds or minutes later? Well, ... Read more...

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Kids as young as 19 months develop cross-dialect skill

May 7th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 07 (ANI): Children as young as 19 months understand different dialects, a skill, which researchers call 'phonological constancy.'Everyday, we come across different accents. Even when a speaker of another English ... Read more...

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How a poetry-enhancing technique boosts memory

July 31st, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Whether its a nursery rhyme or a Shakespearian sonnet, alliterations have always been an integral part of poetry. Now, a new study suggests that the literary technique ... 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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