Dialects

Dialects - Because Your Path Is Unlike Any Other: Exclusive Album Stream

One of the UK’s great, auspicious instrumental prospects, Dialects have rapidly garnered acclaim with their own take on euphoric, triumphal …

First Scouse and Doric...Now YouTube sensation Korean Billy tackles the Dundee dialect

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>YouTube sensation Korean Billy has researched some of the UK’s most unique dialects – from Doric to Scouse and …

Aberdeenshire

Film and technology saving China's dialects

It would be an understatement to say Zhao Yuhe was flabbergasted to receive a Best Actress Award at the Zurong Dialect Film Festival.<p>Standing warily …

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How Baby Bats Learn to Speak Dialects

Scientists recently studied whether Egyptian fruit bats learn to “speak” from their mothers or from their colonies.<p>They raised baby bats in captivity with their mothers and exposed the babies to three types of sounds.<p>One group heard vocalizations from a real colony.<p>A second heard manipulated sounds …

Language

Bats can understand a surprising number of dialects

Scientists have long believed that dialects set human language apart from other types of animal communication. Now they've learned different caves of …

Tel Aviv University

Scots dialects 'as good as a second language'

<b>Do you speak Dundonian? Have you sometimes felt the rest of Scotland doesn't understand you?</b><p>Researchers at Abertay University in Dundee have good news for you. Being fluent in both your dialect and standard English is as good as speaking two different languages.<p>That is when it comes to how your …

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Noisy Colonies Help Bat Babies Learn Different Dialects

A new study has found that baby bats mimic the vocalizations that surround them<p>Comment on this Story

Tel Aviv University

Newborn swab warning, Bats have dialects, Iceberg music and more - Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald

Why swabbing microbes from the birth canal could help babies born by C-section<p>Icebergs make sounds we can't hear. Two artists changed that and the …

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<b>SCIENCE</b><p><i>Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit.</i><p>Although the bats in the study were reared in a lab, Egyptian …

Biological Species

Baby bats learn language from peers : study

Baby bats learn language from peers in their colony, and will adopt the group’s dialect, or accent, instead of their mother’s, researchers said …

Language

Bat pups learn language from peers in colony, not from moms, study finds

Baby bats learn language from peers in their colony, and will adopt the group’s dialect, or accent, instead of their mother’s, researchers said …

Language

Baby bats learn language from peers: study

Baby bats learn language from peers in their colony, and will adopt the group's dialect, or accent, instead of their mother's, researchers said …

Language

End of a 'whoopensocker': UW's famed dialect dictionary closing after 54 years

Buy Photo<p>Buy Photo<p>Buy Photo<p>Buy Photo<p>Buy Photo<p>Buy Photo<p>Buy Photo<p>Like this topic? You may also like these photo galleries:<p>Replay<p>Autoplay<p>Show …

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The Many Flavors of Persian in Eurasia

<i>by James Pickett</i>Is Tajik a dialect of Persian? Or a language in its own right? What differentiates it from varieties prevalent in Afghanistan and …

Language

Women to have their voices heard in new study of British dialect

Women will finally be represented in a new study of British language, which aims to show that regional dialect is alive and well.<p>Between 1963 and 1983, Leeds Institute of Dialect and Folk Life Studies, carried out a huge project to map 300 regional differences across England.<p>It determined where …

Linguistics

Dolphins, Whales Live In Culturally Rich Societies, Have Regional Dialects: Study

A study has emerged linking the complexity of Cetacean culture and social behavior to the size of their brains. Cetaceans is the collective name …

World News

On Language: The Many Flavours of Persian in Eurasia

In places such as Bukhara, the language encountered — still ostensibly a variation of Persian — would be near incomprehensible to someone with …

Language

On Language: The Many Flavors of Persian in Eurasia

Copyright show: NoIs Tajik a dialect of Persian? Or a language in its own right? What differentiates it from varieties prevalent in Afghanistan and …

European News

How the migrant crisis is devastating Sicily's capital

Don Emeka was drinking at a popular Nigerian bar in Palermo's moldering city center when the attack happened. It was 2014. Three fellow Nigerians …

Democratic Party

More young Singaporeans signing up for dialect classes

SINGAPORE: In the hallways of one of the science blocks, enthusiastic students like Ms Sarah Xing can be heard loudly chanting words like “Yuht, …

Language

Stigmatization of dialects

[This is a guest post by Krista Ryu]<p>I was reading the book, <i>Language Change in East Asia</i>, and one of the articles, "Dialects versus the Standard …

Language

An Annotated Translation of the Greatest Clapback of All Time

The text of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s response to Donald Trump’s United Nations speech will go down as one of the pettiest incidents in the …

African-American News

Dialekt-o-maten vending machine lets you pay with dialect

At some point, many of you will have become exasperated with your AI personal assistant for not understanding you due to your accent – or worse, your …

Chinese Rap Breaking Free of Mandarin

On his recent track “Stupid Foreigners,” rapper Cai Zhenhong — better known as “Xie Di” or “Fat Shady” — rails against arrogant and entitled expatriates living in his homeland. Although it drew attention primarily for its provocative subject matter, the track is also notable for being entirely in …

China

Of ‘standard’ languages and ‘impure’ dialects

The socio-linguist and scholar Max Weinreich once said, “<i>A shprach eez a deealekt mit an armee un flot</i>”, which translates to, “A language is a …

Linguistics

Bilingual People's Brains Process Arithmetic in a Quirky Way, Study Shows

Parlez-vous... maths?<p>Mathematics is typically regarded as a universal language, but the choice of language we use to frame arithmetic could recruit …

Science

Vending Machine Accepts Dialects As A Form Of Payment

Coca-Cola made a vending machine that allows a person to speak a phrase in a specific Swedish dialect to win a drink

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Coca-Cola vending machine puts its money where its mouth is by rewarding those who can replicate Swedish dialects

Coca-Cola Sweden rolled out an ambitious vending machine that tested the capability of citizens to replicate the many diverse dialects the language …

Sweden

Where to Find the Best Collections of Regional Dialects and Local Accents

If you’re trying to learn an accent for an acting role, understand an ESL speaker, or just hear some funny British accents, the Internet has a vast …

Language

In Singapore, Chinese Dialects Revive After Decades of Restrictions

SINGAPORE — The Tok and Teo families are a model of traditional harmony, with three generations gathered under one roof, enjoying each other’s company over slices of fruit and cups of tea on a Saturday afternoon in Singapore.<p>There is only one problem: The youngest and oldest generations can barely …

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