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tongue twisters, ankyloglossia, speech impaired

Tongue Tied: Signs, Symptoms and Whether to Clip

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Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. This popular pre-school limerick is sure to get you to slip a time or two. Getting tongue-tied is common when you’re talking faster than your brain is thinking. However, did you know there is another condition that shares the name?

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Kinesthetic, language analysis, Learning and Development

University of Rhode Island Pioneers Research Into Movement, Learning, Language

Kinesthetic classrooms are not new, but the URI project is breaking new ground by measuring language patterns and usage in the context of movement. No other school is studying a kinesthetic classroom in a controlled manner, and no other school is looking at connections between movement, language and being on task, the researchers said.

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Bilingual, Language, Bilingualism, NYU, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, NYU Steinhardt

Bilingual Children Are Better at Recognizing Voices

Bilingual children are better than their monolingual peers at perceiving information about who is talking, including recognizing voices, according to a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Sign Language, Spoken language, Brain

Human Brain Tunes Into Visual Rhythms in Sign Language

It has been difficult to tell whether neural entrainment is specialized for spoken language. In a new study, University of Chicago scholars designed an experiment using sign language to answer that question.

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bats, Echolocation, Lombard effect, White Noise, Speech Control

Can You Hear Me Now?

When trying to be heard, humans and animals raise their voices. It’s a split-second feat, from ear to brain to vocalization. Now we know just how fast it happens in bats: 30 milliseconds, a tenth of the time it takes to blink an eye.

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Translation Scholars Bridge Cultures, Cross Borders

Northwestern University’s diverse and growing community of literary translators are among leading scholars who play an indispensable role in bringing alive critically acclaimed works across all kinds of boundaries at a time when national borders are closing down around the world.

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Transgender, Speech Therapy, Voice analysis

Helping Transgender Women Find Their Voice

Our voices are like oral fingerprints, but for those who are transgender, the voice one is born with it may no longer match their identity.

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BSL, British Sign Language, University of Birmingham

Right-or Left-Handedness Affects Sign Language Comprehension

The speed at which sign language users understand what others are ‘saying’ to them depends on whether the conversation partners are left- or right-handed, a new study has found.

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Trump Tweets Phrases "Fake News" And "Failing NYTimes" the Most - Temple University Expert

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Visiting Nurse Service of New York , NYU Meyers, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, health care providers , VNSNY

In Home Healthcare, Not Speaking Patients’ Native Language Negatively Affect Care Outcomes

The study examined language concordance visits--duty calls where the provider spoke the same language as the patient or an interpreter accompanied the provider--for registered nurses (RN) and physical therapists (PT) from home health care services in the New York City area. Korean speakers had the highest percentage of language-concordant visits, while Spanish speaking patients had the least.







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