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Voice Center, Vocal Cord, Vocal, Voice, Singing, Music Students, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngologist, laryngologist, Nodules, Throat, Inflammation, Reflux, Performance, vocal anatomy, Screenings, Voice Disorders

Voice Center Offers Screenings to Students Pursuing Singing Careers

This recent Saturday clinic, at which 11 students were examined, was part of an annual free screening the UAB Voice Center offers to students in the voice program, part of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music.

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Dialects, Research, Linguistics, speech and language, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Talking Twang: Study Examines How Dialect Impacts Learning in Appalachian Classrooms

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A new West Virginia University study examines differences in students’ dialects across the state and how perceptions of dialect differences shape their educational experiences.

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Linguistics, English, Appalachia, Education

Talking Twang

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As Appalachian dialects continue to change in the 21st century, West Virginia teens are altering their speech patterns to build their own identities. A new West Virginia University study examines differences in students’ dialects across the state and how perceptions of dialect differences shape their educational experiences.

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University of Vienna, Language, Physics, Linguistics, Interdisciplinary diffusion, Globalization, Katharina Prochazka, Gero Vogl , language shift, Carinthia, PNAS

Why Do People Switch Their Language?

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Due to increasing globalization, the linguistic landscape of our world is changing; many people give up use of one language in favour of another, a phenomenon called language shift. Katharina Prochazka and Gero Vogl from the University of Vienna have studied why language shift happens using the example of southern Carinthia, Austria. Making use of methods originally developed in diffusion physics to study the motion of atoms, they built a model for the spread and retreat of languages over time and space. With this model, they were able to show that interaction with other speakers is the main factor influencing whether language shift occurs. The interdisciplinary study is published in the journal PNAS.

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English Language, history of english language, Linguistics, Language

Study Reveals the English Language Organized Itself

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A Stony Brook University-led study of the history and spelling of English suffixes demonstrates that the spelling of English words is more orderly and self-organized that linguistics have previously thought.

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Emily Coderre, Autism, Words, Language, Electroencephalogram, EEG

Adults with Autism Overcome Childhood Language Challenges

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Results of a small study of adults with autism at Johns Hopkins has added to evidence that their brains can learn to compensate for some language comprehension challenges that are a hallmark of the disorder in children.

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Differences in the Rhetorical Styles of Candidates in the 2016 US Presidential Election

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A new paper published in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities reveals and quantifies dramatic differences in the speaking styles of candidates in the 2016 United States presidential election.

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Brain-Computer Interface Allows Completely Locked-in People to Communicate

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Completely locked-in participants report being “happy”

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Listen: Linguist K. David Harrison on Preserving Endangered Languages

Professor of Linguistics K. David Harrison identifies the cause of endangered languages as globalization.

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Noise, crowds, FANS, Acoustics, Stadium, Sound, Football, Superbowl

How Does Noise During Games Affect Players and Fans?

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