Language

People are now “ghosting” at work, so we looked into the word’s long history

Anyone who has lived through a recession or two—and will therefore never take for granted the availability of jobs—might be aghast to learn of a nascent trend in the labor market: People are “ghosting” employers, according to LinkedIn.<p>If you’re old enough to vividly remember the last recession, …

Relationships

The psychology of why we swear — and how to do it properly in different languages

Swearing has a bad reputation. It's considered unprofessional to swear in a job interview, for example. But in reality it's something pretty much all of us do on a daily basis. In fact, we speak about 10 swear words a day on average, and children start swearing by the age of six or younger.<p>Swearing …

Linguistics

Sassy Merriam-Webster Trolls Trump On 'Foe'

Yes, the definition of “foe” remains the same.<p>The increasingly saucy writers behind the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Twitter account have zapped Donald Trump for calling the European Union a “foe.”<p>“I think the European Union is a foe,” Trump said Sunday in a CBS interview on “Face the Nation.” “What …

Linguistics

Alma Deutscher: The prodigy whose "first language" is Mozart - CBS News

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Mozart

Sentence Correction: Subject Verb Agreement - A Plural Subject Consisting of Singular Nouns that are Connected by 'and' | GMAT practice question

In <i>Habits of the Heart</i>, sociologist Robert Bellah described how individualism and civic commitment coexists in the lives of many …

Linguistics

Chart of the day: Does speaking another language hurt your education opportunities?

The Government is worried about new migrants not speaking English, and Channel 7 is sparking fears about "African gangs" on the streets.<p>So what are …

Education

Cape hip-hop keeps alive tradition of rapping in the voices of the 'less thans'

The Cape region of South Africa has long had a vibrant tradition of protest hip-hop music. Cape hip-hop culture has had much to protest about: …

Rap & Hip-Hop

What Koko the gorilla could and couldn’t do

KOKO the gorilla knew over 1,000 signs based on American Sign Language, and used them to do everything from asking for food to joking around. Her …

Linguistics

Oxford English Dictionary

Celebrate the OED's 90th birthday with us!<p>This year sees the 90th anniversary of the publication of the completed First Edition of the <i>Oxford English</i> …

Oxford Dictionary

Quantitative Historical Linguistics

Linguistics

Found in Translation: Engulfed by ‘Degrassé’

The beauty of having different languages is that some concepts are estranged from us. That doesn't mean we can't relate to it, though. Let's put a …

Stop Motion

Sentence Correction: Comparatives - As vs. Like | GMAT practice question

As most other countries, the U.S. requires that students from abroad apply for the appropriate visa.<p>Although this answer choice corrects the <b>original</b> …

Linguistics

How a blind and deaf soccer fan still enjoyed the World Cup

Carlos Junior isn’t your traditional soccer fan. The 31-year-old Brazilian man is both blind and deaf, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t enjoy the 2018 …

Costa Rica

Gujarat to form Sanskrit Bhasha Vikas Board

In order to promote the Sanskrit language, the state government has decided to form the Sanskrit Bhasha Vikas Board. The decision was announced by …

India News

Young Thug Teases Chance the Rapper Track for 'Slime Language'

Young Thug’s <i>Slime Language</i> is on its way, though it’s not exactly clear when it will drop. In anticipation of Thugger’s upcoming project, he teased a …

Young Thug

The Welsh village name with more than 20 spellings

<b>On the face of it, the peaceful village of Trellech is just like many others in rural Wales. So why does it have upwards of 20 historical spellings - with four still in use today?</b><p>Head to Trellech, in rural Monmouthshire, and you may spot something unusual.<p>Alongside the typical village attractions - …

Linguistics

How To Use Google Translate's Offline 'NMT' Mode

Google Translate is an app that's been critical to my success when travelling in other countries. When you don't speak the language (or don't speak …

Language Learning

Make teaching of mother-tongue compulsory in school:  Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu

Addressing the Andhra Education Society on its Founder's Day here, he stressed that language embodies the culture, values, morals and traditional …

India News

Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience

• http://global.oup.com/academic/covers/uk/pop-up/9780199568413<p>Second Edition<p><b>Thomas Trappenberg</b><p>Completely redesigned and updated new edition of a …

Neuroscience

Saving A Critically Endangered Aboriginal language in Australia

Indigenous elders in central Australia are leading efforts to save a critically endangered language. Of the estimated 300 Indigenous languages that …

Northern Territory

9 Words for the Wild and Carefree : Insouciant

<i>adjective</i> <b>:</b> recklessly and often ostentatiously daring<p><i>Daredevil</i> functions both as an adjective, as defined above, and as a noun meaning "a recklessly …

Etymology

BAP032: Part 3 of Keep Moving Forward with guest Talisa Harris | Newcomers at Grade Level and Beyond

THIS is the time of year we need to be planning for students who may not meet graduation requirements.<p>Talisa Harris of Sulpher Spring High School is …

Teaching

Are Translation Devices a Bridge or a Barrier Between Cultures?

From Google Translate on smartphones to devices that translate in real time, technology designed to bridge language barriers is on the rise. But what …

Machine Learning

From New Challenger to World Warrior: Localization Considerations - by Keegan A Dillman

Plan on sharing your product with a new locale? Great! Check out these suggestions from QA to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Game Design

Here Are Five Interesting Languages Worth Learning

8:36 PM 07/15/2018<p>These five languages all share unique qualities that make them interesting to study and learn.<p>Here are five fascinating languages …

Language Learning

'What's up with that white voice?': The tricky art of linguistic code-switching

In high school, a friend told En Low that she used a "white girl voice" during a class presentation. The observation took Low, the daughter of Malaysian Chinese immigrants, by surprise - it was the same bubbly voice she used while taking phone orders at her parents' carryout restaurant in Northern …

University of Pennsylvania

Avoid Some Time vs Sometime or Sometimes Grammar Confusion

Grammar Writing<p>Updated July 14, 2018 2 Views 0 Comments<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>+1<p>Flip<p>Share<p>Buffer<p>5/5 (1)<p>Some time ago, I would sometimes use sometime in the …

Language

10 Polite Words for Impolite People : Epistemophiliac

<b>Definition:</b> a contemptible unmannerly person<p>English is a language that contains an embarrassment of riches for when one wants to say something mean …

Vocabulary

Yanyuwa: The Aboriginal Language Shaped by the Sea

‘Tiger shark language’, also known as Yanyuwa, is inspired by a 40,000-year-old history forged from a deep connection with sharks.<p>The Aboriginal …

Fish

Massachusetts debates 25-year-old education funding formula

Massachusetts lawmakers are in the middle of a debate about how best to increase spending on local school districts.<p>At the heart of the discussion is …

Business