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Newswise: Study Finds Dramatic Differences in Tests Assessing Preschoolers’ Language Skills

Article ID: 715219

Study Finds Dramatic Differences in Tests Assessing Preschoolers’ Language Skills

Florida Atlantic University

Researchers examined the impact of preterm birth on language outcomes in preschoolers born preterm and full-term, using both standardized assessment and language sample analysis. They also explored semantic skills and grammatical ability, and nonlinguistic developmental skills of nonverbal intelligence, attention, and hyperactivity. Results show that language difficulties at the discourse level may still exist even when children who are born preterm appear to be developing typically when they are evaluated by standardized assessments of global language ability, cognition, and attention.

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2-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: Professor investigates transparent face mask to help deaf and hard of hearing patients better communicate with healthcare providers

Article ID: 715174

Professor investigates transparent face mask to help deaf and hard of hearing patients better communicate with healthcare providers

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock faculty member is hoping to make visits to healthcare professionals easier for patients and other health workers who are deaf or hard of hearing by researching a prototype transparent surgical face mask that allows those who are deaf or hard of hearing and non-native English speakers to read lips.

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1-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715071

LGBTQ Asian Americans seen as more 'American'

University of Washington

For Asian Americans who are gay or lesbian, their sexual orientation may make them seem more “American” than those who are presumed straight. A new University of Washington study, the latest in research to examine stereotypes, identity and ideas about who is “American,” focuses on how sexual orientation and race come together to influence others’ perceptions.

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27-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 714911

Babies can learn link between language and ethnicity, study suggests

University of British Columbia

Eleven-month-old infants can learn to associate the language they hear with ethnicity, recent research from the University of British Columbia suggests.

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25-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Computer Scientist Wins Fulbright Award to Bring Irish Language Online

Article ID: 714282

Computer Scientist Wins Fulbright Award to Bring Irish Language Online

Saint Louis University

Kevin Scannell, Ph.D., a professor of computer science, was named a 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar. He will spend the first six months of 2020 in Ireland, doing research and developing computing resources for the Irish language.

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12-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Sedimentary, dear Johnson: Is NASA looking at the wrong rocks for clues to Martian life?

Article ID: 713098

Sedimentary, dear Johnson: Is NASA looking at the wrong rocks for clues to Martian life?

Frontiers

In 2020, NASA and European-Russian missions will look for evidence of past life on Mars.

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17-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 712995

To win online debates, social networks worth a thousand words

Cornell University

According to Cornell researchers, social interactions are more important than language in predicting who is going to succeed at online debating. However, the most accurate model for predicting successful debaters combines information about social interactions and language, the researchers found.

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16-May-2019 10:40 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Coherent? Voice Disorders Significantly Affect Listeners, Too

Article ID: 712905

Coherent? Voice Disorders Significantly Affect Listeners, Too

Florida Atlantic University

Researchers conducted a study to determine if there are differences in speech intelligibility (a listener’s ability to recover a speaker’s message) in healthy voices compared to those who have voice disorders like hoarseness. They also wanted to know if using listener strategies such as paying close attention to the words or using other words to try to figure out the message would increase speech intelligibility. To date, no studies have investigated if listener strategies improve intelligibility scores in speakers with voice disorders.

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15-May-2019 10:30 AM EDT
Newswise: How Much Language Are Unborn Children Exposed to in the Womb?
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    14-May-2019 1:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 712660

How Much Language Are Unborn Children Exposed to in the Womb?

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

The different soundscapes of NICUs has recently attracted interest in how changes in what we hear in our earliest days might affect language development in the brain. One ongoing study is hoping to better understand these differences by painting a clearer picture of what kinds of sounds full-term infants are exposed to in the womb. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are conducting one of the first studies on how often full-term fetuses hear spoken language before birth. They will present their preliminary findings at the 177th ASA Meeting, May 13-17.

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10-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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