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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, Social Media, Fake news, Mass Media, Twitter

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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Autism, speech impaired, Speech Disorder, Children with autism

Tantrums Aren’t Caused by Speech and Language Deficits in Children with Autism

Speech or language impairments may not be the cause of more frequent tantrums in children with autism, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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Language, Language acquisition, Language Development, Bi Lingual, Spanish, Child Development, English, Multilingual, multilingual environments

In Young Bilingual Children Two Languages Develop Simultaneously but Independently

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A new study of Spanish-English bilingual children finds that when children learn any two languages from birth each language proceeds on its own independent course, at a rate that reflects the quality of the children’s exposure to each language.

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Language, Words

It’s Not Love, It’s Not Hate—It’s Just ‘Like’

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Professor researches how we use the word "like."

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Neuman, Literacy, Language, Learning, Education, Educational Research, Education Research, NYU, NYU Steinhardt, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

A Double Dose of Disadvantage: Low-Income Children Missing Out on Language Learning Both at Home and at School

Children from poor neighborhoods are less likely to have complex language building opportunities both in home and at school, putting them at a disadvantage in their kindergarten year, finds a new study led by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Lung Cancer

Language, Cultural Norms Clash with Optimal Care for Some Asian-Americans

Mona Jung’s father had an attitude of quiet resignation to lung cancer — especially when it came to the side effects of his treatment. When nausea and fatigue overwhelmed him, he said nothing. When hunger eluded him, he played the tough guy. Yet, when Elvis Ngai Kwan went to visit his oncologist he painted a positive picture of his health.

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Optometry, color terminology, Lexicon, Language evolution

Why Don’t Americans Have a Name for the Color “Light Blue?”

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“Mizu” translates to “water” and has emerged in recent decades as a unique shade in the Japenese lexicon, new research has found. Color terminology varies widely from country to country, and the U.S. and Japan have many different colors for which they have specific words.







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