Topic: Language

Short Words Predict Academic Success

Jan. 7, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas The smallest, most forgettable words in admissions essays can tell us in advance how students will perform in college, a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin reveals.

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Professor Awarded $3 Million NIH Grant to Study Language Impairments in Developing Brain

Oct. 6, 2014

A professor at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the neural basis of language development in order to better identify and treat children with learning impairments.

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From buildings to books to tattoos

Feb. 27, 2012
From buildings to books to tattoos

Through four centuries of influence, the language of the King James Bible has left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape around the world.

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Professor Aaron Bar-Adon created Hebrew linguistics field

Dec. 21, 2011
Professor Aaron Bar-Adon created Hebrew linguistics field

The scholar and teacher was elected to the Academy of the Hebrew Language in November for his seminal contributions to Hebrew studies.

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Word Choice Detects Everything from Love to Lies to Leadership, According to Psychology Research

Aug. 1, 2011

The words people use are like fingerprints that can reveal their relationships, honesty or their status in a group, according to research by University of Texas at Austin social psychologist James W. Pennebaker.

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