News tagged with words
(Medical Xpress)—How do children learn language? Many linguists believe that the stages that a child goes through when learning language mirror the stages of language development in primate evolution. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 02, 2013 | 4.1 / 5 (7) | 7 |
Chicago (May 10, 2013): Ambient background noise—whether it is the sound of loud surgical equipment, talkative team members, or music—is a patient and surgical safety factor that can affect auditory processing among surgeons ...
Surgery May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Clenching your right hand may help form a stronger memory of an event or action, and clenching your left may help you recollect the memory later, according to research published April 24 in the open access ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 24, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (8) | 2 |
In an effort to understand what happens in the brain when a person reads or considers such abstract ideas as love or justice, Princeton researchers have for the first time matched images of brain activity ...
Neuroscience Aug 31, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 5 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Do you ever wonder about the stuff that makes up words? Why is a word a word, what goes into forming it, what's its history or why is it long or short? Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 20, 2011 | 4.2 / 5 (6) | 6 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Research designed to understand the effect of text messaging on language found that texting has a negative impact on people's linguistic ability to interpret and accept words.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 20, 2012 | 2.7 / 5 (11) | 4 |
Skilled readers can recognize words at lightning fast speed when they read because the word has been placed in a visual dictionary of sorts, say Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) neuroscientists. The visual dictionary ...
Neuroscience Nov 14, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (9) | 20 |
(Medical Xpress)—Unique research into eye-movements of young and old people while reading discovers that word recognition patterns change as we grow older
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 23, 2012 | 4 / 5 (12) | 3 |
Words spelled with more letters on the right of the keyboard are associated with more positive emotions than words spelled with more letters on the left, according to new research by cognitive scientists Kyle Jasmin of University ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 07, 2012 | 4 / 5 (6) | 7 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Do you know what the numbers 5683 and 3327 mean? According to a recent study, if you are a person who frequently sends text messages, your brain knows what these numbers mean and is unconsciously influencing ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 28, 2011 | 2.3 / 5 (6) | 9 |
Applying information theory to linguistics suggests 'functional design' in cross-language variations
The majority of languages—roughly 85 percent of them—can be sorted into two categories: those, like English, in which the basic sentence form is subject-verb-object ("the girl kicks the ball"), and those, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
"If it bleeds, it leads," goes the cynical saying with television and newspaper editors. In other words, most news is bad news and the worst news gets the big story on the front page.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 12, 2012 | 4.1 / 5 (8) | 3 |
Caffeine perks up most coffee-lovers, but a new study shows a small dose of caffeine also increases their speed and accuracy for recognizing words with positive connotation. The research published November 7 in the open access ...
Neuroscience Nov 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Nodding off in class may not be such a bad idea after all. New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that going to sleep shortly after learning new material is most beneficial for recall.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 23, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (10) | 0 |
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say a common condition called leukoaraiosis, made up of tiny areas in the brain that have been deprived of oxygen and appear as bright white dots on MRI scans, is not a harmless part of the ...
Neuroscience Aug 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A word is the smallest free form (an item that may be uttered in isolation with semantic or pragmatic content) in a language, in contrast to a morpheme, which is the smallest unit of meaning. A word may consist of only one morpheme (e.g. cat), but a single morpheme may not be able to exist as a free form (e.g. the English plural morpheme -s).
Typically, a word will consist of a root or stem, and zero or more affixes. Words can be combined to create other units of language, such as phrases, clauses, and/or sentences. A word consisting of two or more stems joined together form a compound. A word combined with an already existing word or part of a word form a portmanteau.
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