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Brain Training Can Improve Our Understanding of Speech in Noisy Places

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For many people with hearing challenges, trying to follow a conversation in a crowded restaurant or other noisy venue is a major struggle, even with hearing aids. Now, Mass. Eye and Ear researchers reporting in Current Biology on October 19th have some good news: time spent playing a specially designed, brain-training audiogame could help.

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Tradition Runs Deep

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The Mountaineer tradition runs deep for the Gaziano family of Charleston, W.Va. Dominic Gaziano, Rosalie Gaziano and their five sons all graduated from West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, totaling 28 years of enrollment. Today, they hope to make that tradition possible for future scholars, donating $1 million to fund the Gaziano Family Legacy Professorship in the Department of English.

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NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute Launches “First Amendment Watch” to Highlight, Analyze Threats to Freedom of Expression

NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has launched First Amendment Watch —an online resource that goes beyond the headlines to provide much-needed coverage and context to the debate over freedom of expression.

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Johns Hopkins Scientists Win Grant for Machine Translation of Rarer Languages

A team of computer scientists has won a $10.7 million grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to create an information retrieval and translation system for languages that are not widely used.

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If Your Child is Bilingual, Learning Additional Languages Later Might be Easier

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It is often claimed that people who are bilingual are better than monolinguals at learning languages. Now, the first study to examine bilingual and monolingual brains as they learn an additional language offers new evidence that supports this hypothesis, researchers say.

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What Is a Dotard? Linguistics Professor Available on the Word

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What Does Music Mean? Sign Language May Offer an Answer, New Research Concludes

How do we detect the meaning of music? We may gain some insights by looking at an unlikely source, sign language, a newly released linguistic analysis concludes.

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UB Research Shows How Pronouns Can Be Used to Build Confidence in Stressful Situations

A new study suggests that taking a “distanced perspective,” or seeing ourselves as though we were an outside observer, leads to a more confident and positive response to upcoming stressors than seeing the experience through our own eyes.

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More Than 50 Nations, 40 Languages Represented at Gonzaga University's 19th Summer Language Program

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Some 300 Spokane-area immigrant and refugee learners from preschool through age 80 representing over 50 countries and speaking more than 40 languages are taking part in Gonzaga University’s 19th annual Summer Language Program on campus.

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Physics of Bubbles Could Explain Language Patterns

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Language patterns could be predicted by simple laws of physics, a new study has found. Dr James Burridge from the University of Portsmouth has published a theory using ideas from physics to predict where and how dialects occur.







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