Topic: Linguistics

When Will My Computer Understand Me?

Aug. 13, 2013
When Will My Computer Understand Me?

Humans get the difference between "charging" a battery and "charging" a client, but computers may not. Linguist Katrin Erk has a new way for computers to learn. [Video]

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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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Why ancient alphabets adorn a university icon

Sept. 6, 2010

When then-Harvard University Professor John Huehnergard and his wife and colleague Jo Ann Hackett first visited The University of Texas at Austin last spring, they couldn't help but notice the ancient Phoenician and Hebrew letters that adorn the Tower.

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The Tower's ancient alphabets

Sept. 3, 2010
The Tower's ancient alphabets

When then-Harvard University Professor John Huehnergard and his wife and colleague Jo Ann Hackett first visited The University of Texas at Austin last spring, they couldn't help but notice the ancient Phoenician and Hebrew letters that adorn the Tower.

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Preserving German heritage in Texas

Jan. 11, 2010

Hans Boas, associate professor of Germanic studies, works to preserve Texas German, a rapidly eroding dialect intrinsic to Texas. Traveling to small towns throughout Texas, Boas conducts interview with the last remaining speakers of Texas German.

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