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2011-01-06 20:44:20     BBC News - Furore over 'censored' edition of Huckleberry Finn

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12126700

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2012-02-07 14:27:51     Euphemisms: Making murder respectable | The Economist

http://www.economist.com/node/21541767

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2014-01-11 11:35:00     Desmond Tutu Quotes (Author of No Future Without Forgiveness)

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5943.Desmond_Tutu

"Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes."
Desmond Tutu

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2014-03-08 23:43:43     c is for colossus

http://www.kith.org/logos/words/lower/c.html

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2007-04-05 13:55:56     Putnam's Model Theoretic Argument

http://www.anselm.edu/h.../PutnamsModelTheoreticArgument.htm

, as I maintain, 'objects' themselves are as much made a... much products of our conceptual invention as of the 'obj... experience, the factor independent of our will, then of ... intrinsically belong under certain labels; because those... tools we us

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2007-05-25 08:02:04     Flickr: One Letter

http://www.flickr.com/groups/oneletter/

About One Letter
One Letter. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr
Shots of single letters of the alphabetical variety. Rom ...
This is a companion site to One Digit and Punctuation, w ...
... | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

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2011-05-21 09:02:19     BBC News - Amondawa tribe lacks abstract idea of time, study says

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13452711

An Amazonian tribe has no abstract concept of time, say ...
The Amondawa lacks the linguistic structures that relate ...
The study, in Language and Cognition, shows that while t ...
The idea is a controversial one, and further study will ...

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2015-04-30 07:55:09     How the language you speak changes your view of the world

http://theconversation.com/...s-your-view-of-the-world-40721

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a co... even protection against dementia. Now new research shows... view the world in different ways depending on the specif... are operating in.

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2007-08-21 09:20:49     THE FIRST IDEA: HOW SYMBOLS, LANGUAGE AND INTELLIGENCE EVOLVED FROM OUR PRIMATE ANCESTORS TO MODERN HUMANS * Stanley I. Greenspan and Stuart G. Shanker * 2004. Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo Press * Price UK {pound}14.99, US $25.00 * ISBN 0-7382-0680-6 -- Renf

http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full.../1737?...

Book review
THE FIRST IDEA: HOW SYMBOLS, LANGUAGE AND INTELLIGENCE E ...

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2007-08-21 09:27:42     Conceptualizing Concepts using the Lattice Formalism

http://cogprints.org/2139/00/flairs.html

Contextualizing Concepts
Liane Gabora and Diederik Aerts
... develop a formal description of the contextual manner in which concepts are evoked, used, and combined to generate meaning.

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2015-08-15 20:29:45     25 maps that explain the English language - Vox

http://www.vox.com/2015/3/3/.../25-maps-that-explain-english

English is the language of Shakespeare and the language ... spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the... tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the infl... of international exchange, including conquest and coloni... Vikings thr

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2009-07-02 09:13:23     BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Big brother untangles baby babble

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8127804.stm

In 2005, the artificial intelligence researcher at the M... Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab set out to under...
"We wanted to understand how minds work and how they dev ...
It was a big task and one that years of research by scie ...
But now, Pr

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2012-01-09 18:30:30     In the Land of Invented Languages by Arika Okrent

http://inthelandofinventedlanguages.com/

Just about everyone has heard of Esperanto, which was no... man’s attempt to bring about world peace by means of l... solidarity. And every Star Trek fan knows about Klingon,...
In In The Land of Invented Languages, author Arika Okren ...
A truly ori

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2014-10-21 22:40:41     An A to Z of Noah Webster's Finest Forgotten Words | Paul Anthony Jones

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...en-words_b_5985494.html?...

KISSING-CRUST (n.)
As loaves of bread expand in the oven as they're cooked, ...
LONGINQUITY (n.)
Derived from the Latin word for distance, longinquity is ...

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2011-05-21 10:00:40     LANGUAGE AND COGNITION

http://www.languageandcognition.net/Language_a.../About.html

Language and Cognition is the journal of the UK Cognitiv... Association. It is a venue for the publication of high q... peer-reviewed research of a theoretical and/or empirical... nature, focusing on the interface between language and c... open to res

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2016-06-03 04:21:11    

http://brilliantmaps.com/celtic-languages/

Map showing the Modern Distribution of Celtic Languages ... by reddit user targumures

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2011-06-03 07:43:06     BBC News - A wild ride to the Faroe Islands

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_ou.../9498953.stm

On display, I spotted a book written by one of the Briti...
It was entitled Kansha - The Land of Maybe - which it se ...
Back at the airport I told Magni Arge, the chief executi ...
"Kansha means more than maybe," he explained.
... and respecting their a

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2016-10-19 14:39:55     Foundation launches million-dollar plan to record Australia's songlines - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-19/race-to.../7946006?...

One to two Indigenous languages are being lost every yea... estimate if the trend continues only 50 Indigenous langu... by the year 2050

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2011-05-11 08:51:24     GOACOM-Kuwait Konkanni Kendr

http://www.goacom.com/culture/konkani/kendr.html

One's culture is too deeply linked with one's language. ... the barometer of one's culture. If one knows one's langu... can know one's own culture well. One can never reach int... eternal understanding through somebod y else's mother to... a shadow ov

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2016-09-14 18:51:27     Scientists discover dolphins talk to each other in sentences up to five words long | Science! | Geek.com

http://www.geek.com/...tences-up-to-five-words-long-1670488/

Researchers at the Karadag Nature Reserve, in Feodosia, ... recorded two Black Sea bottlenose dolphins by the names ... having conversations consisting of sentences up to five ... The team says this shows dolphins have a language not en... from our o

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2015-04-02 15:29:37     Speaking a second language makes you see the world differently | Lancaster University

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/...you-see-the-world-differently/

Speaking two languages literally changes the way we see ... bilingual speakers think differently to those who only u... tongue.
The new research by Panos Athanasopoulos, Professor of L ...
Bilingual speakers can also switch flexibly between the ...

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2016-09-16 20:26:59     We learn more about our language by listening to the wolves | Aeon Essays

https://aeon.co/...t-our-language-by-listening-to-the-wolves

The question of when and how language first emerged is t... tremendous controversy – it has even been called ‘th... in science’. My work is on what information can be ext... vocalisations. It is a first step in understanding where... dictates th

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2007-11-20 21:17:25     TAGora

http://www.tagora-project.eu/

The TAGora project aims at exploiting the unique opportu... the increasing popularity of computer-mediated social in... variety of contexts. Such popularity, in fact, is making... amounts of raw data from online semiotic systems (for ex... collaborati

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2013-01-09 06:01:31     Tongue and Tech: The Many Emotions for Which English Has No Words - Megan Garber - The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/201.../266956/

There are many, many more conditions out there that Engl...
Here, selected from the blog So Bad So Good, are some of ...
Age-otori (Japanese): To look worse after a haircut
Arigata-meiwaku (Japanese): An act someone does for ...
... g of a cleve

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2016-05-21 17:58:21    

https://www.theguardian.com/...re-organised-neuroscience?...

Using brain imaging, scientists have built a map display... their meanings are represented across different regions ...

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2012-12-01 17:44:30     English words of Celtic origin - Everything2.com

http://everything2.com/title/English+words+of+Celtic+origin

When the Germanic tribes known as the Anglo-Saxons and t...
From Irish (Gaelic):
banshee - bean síth, "woman of the fairy mound"
bard - bard, a high rank of poet
... gull - gullan, "bird"

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