Navigation Links
Linguists to gather in Minneapolis for national conference
Date:12/6/2013

Do people change their accents over time? A new study by linguists Allison Shapp, Nathan LaFave, and John Victor Singler of New York University suggests they do. The authors examined Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's speech during her long career. Ginsburg grew up in Brooklyn, an area characterized by the "raised" vowel in the first syllable of coffee and no /r/ sound in words like court and lawyer. The researchers studied Ginsburg's speech first when she was a lawyer before the Court in the 1970's and then when she was a Justice from 1993 to the present. They found that Ginsburg showed less use of New York features when she was a lawyer arguing cases before the Court than as a Justice on the Court. Moreover, the longer she sits on the Supreme Court, the more she returns to New York City features, in particular using less and less /r/ over time. This study supports an idea in sociolinguistics that in general people use forms with social prestige most often during the height of their working lives. Older people may shift to using more stigmatized forms either because they are retired and are no longer concerned with speaking "correctly" to impress others, or, as is likely the case with Ginsburg, have "made it" and no longer find such self-correction necessary in speech due to their personal prestige and self-confidence.

Title: Recovering Voices at the Smithsonian: Communities + Collections + Research

Author: Ruth Rouvier

There are between 6,000 and 7,000 languages spoken in the world today. Each of these languages, and the knowledge and cultural practices it contains, offers unique insights into the workings of the human mind and the ways in which people understand and interact with their social, cultural, and natural environments. The diversity of languages and systems of knowledge across cultures are central to what makes us human. Unfortunately, the number of speakers of many languages is falling sharply,
'/>"/>

Contact: Alyson Reed
areed@lsadc.org
202-835-1714
Linguistic Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Related medicine news :

1. Linguists to gather in Boston for National Conference
2. Leaders in childrens health to gather in Boston
3. Insulite Labs announces the launch of the PCOS Inspiration Hour, a one hour virtual gathering place for women with PCOS and other women’s health issues to come together.
4. Scourby Bible Apps has Been Gathering User Feedback for Major Deployment
5. Industry and academic researchers gather for innovative accelerating cancer cures research symposium
6. Healthcare Leaders Gather at 2013 Amerinet Member Conference to Share New Ways to Reduce Costs and Enhance Care Delivery
7. Group Home Buy to Launch Real Estate Survey to Gather Data for Clients
8. Migraine and headache specialists gather at international headache congress scientific sessions
9. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s 17th Annual Fetal Surgery Family Reunion Gathers Families from Across the U.S.
10. Symbiosis Gathering 2013 - A Multi-Dimensional Event
11. Thanksgiving in July Gathers 160 lbs of Food for the Hungry
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 TayganPoint Consulting Group, a ... President and co-founder John Cassimatis was named as ... for 2014, recognizing the region’s top healthcare and ... executive of the year. , The Innovation Awards ... that continue to shape the medical industry in ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... microbes -- don,t worry, it,s a good thing! As ... microbes are bad. Many active enzymes and bacteria are ... as an important part of our digestive system or ... albicans , an opportunistic yeast pathogen and model organism ... healthy personal ecosystem. However, when our immune system is ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... elderly men should not be routinely screened for prostate ... new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital., ... JAMA Internal Medicine , focused on the use ... prostate cancer., "We found that the effect of the ... in particular has been minimal at best," says Jesse ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... York, New York (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... ) continue to mount in U.S. courts, Bernstein ... has recommended that the U.S. Food & Drug ... new restrictions that, if implemented, could greatly reduce ... Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drug Advisory Committee, and ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... News) -- Teens and young adults who,ve been mentored ... provides them with greater responsibility and independence early on ... "We found that having a mentor provides a clear ... author, Steve McDonald, an associate professor of sociology at ... release. In conducting the study, published online ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:TayganPoint Executive Receives Prestigious Award from Philadelphia Business Journal 2Health News:Everything in moderation: Micro-8 to study regulating pathogens in space 2Health News:Everything in moderation: Micro-8 to study regulating pathogens in space 3Health News:Professional recommendations against routine prostate cancer screening have little effect 2Health News:Testosterone Treatment News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Experts’ Recommendations for New Restrictions on Low Testosterone Therapy 2Health News:Testosterone Treatment News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Experts’ Recommendations for New Restrictions on Low Testosterone Therapy 3Health News:Testosterone Treatment News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Experts’ Recommendations for New Restrictions on Low Testosterone Therapy 4Health News: Mentors May Steer Young People Toward More Rewarding Careers 2
... approach to treatment that focuses on recovery from mental ... acclaim for the Medical College of Georgia Department of ... Project GREAT, or the Georgia Recovery-Based Educational Approach ... to be part of their own care, while also ...
... FRIDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ... German researchers reports. DNA analysis from a small group ... the male children carried a particular enzyme mutation that may ... the case for female SIDS patients. Study author Dr. ...
... Overweight or obese people with chronic kidney disease may suffer ... new study warns. Cleveland Clinic researchers analyzed the eating ... who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition ... percent said they had tried to lose weight in the ...
... Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, Feb. 24 ... on their own take a companion -- usually a spouse ... office visits, researchers report. And they tend to bring ... health care system with another important member of a patient,s ...
... , This release is available in Spanish ... and the university hospital Virgen de las Nieves in Granada ... toxic than that traditionally used and only targets cancerous tissue. ... efficient cancer postoperative treatment for cases of cancer of the ...
... Cells that die naturally generate a lot of internal debris ... leading to diseases such as lupus., Now Georgia Health Sciences ... a woman,s immune system from attacking a fetus also helps ... such as DNA or joints. , The findings point ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Psychiatry program garners national education award 2Health News:Psychiatry program garners national education award 3Health News:Gene Might Be a Culprit in Sudden Infant Death for Boys 2Health News:Gene Might Be a Culprit in Sudden Infant Death for Boys 3Health News:Dieting Can Prove Dangerous for Kidney Disease Patients 2Health News:Many Elderly Now Bring Companion on Doctor's Visit 2Health News:Many Elderly Now Bring Companion on Doctor's Visit 3Health News:A new radiotherapy technique significantly reduces irradiation of healthy tissue 2Health News:Natural method for clearing cellular debris provides new targets for lupus treatment 2Health News:Natural method for clearing cellular debris provides new targets for lupus treatment 3
(Date:9/18/2014)... BCC Research report discusses the medical device technologies in terms ... and opportunities for different devices and regions. It includes forecasts ... the report focuses on technological trends in recent years in ... and Japan . Use ... device technologies market. - Analyze market structure, including segments and ...
(Date:9/18/2014)...  Iliad Neurosciences, Inc., a company focused on the ... Spectrum Disorders (ASD) announced today that it has entered ... for The State University of New York. ... to identify an abnormality in folate transport to the ... expected to be available for research use by physicians ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , September 18, 2014 ... has updated the incredibly successful Serialisation Countdown calendar to ... PDF, available at pharmaserialisation.com shows the serialisation ... they will be coming into force. For ... a matter of "if", but "when" they will have ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Devices: Technologies and Global Markets 2Medical Devices: Technologies and Global Markets 3Medical Devices: Technologies and Global Markets 4Iliad Neurosciences, Inc. enters into an Exclusive License Agreement with The Research Foundation for The State University of New York 2Iliad Neurosciences, Inc. enters into an Exclusive License Agreement with The Research Foundation for The State University of New York 3Pharma IQ Displays Worldwide Serialisation Deadlines in their 2014 - 2018 Countdown Calendar 2
... Annual Superbugs and Superdrugs Conference on ... ... Enanta Pharmaceuticals, a,leader in the development of small molecule ... to,evaluate a new macrolide-related drug class, Bicyclolides, in the treatment,of ...
... to collaborate on latest research technologies, ALBUQUERQUE, ... Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMOD),( http://www.biomoda.com ), a ... entitled "New Non-Invasive Technology for the Early,Detection of ... Annual,Multidisciplinary Meeting of the American Association for the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Enanta Reports New Macrolide-Related Drug Class, Bicyclolides, to Combat Hospital and Community Acquired Superbug Infections, Including MRSA 2Enanta Reports New Macrolide-Related Drug Class, Bicyclolides, to Combat Hospital and Community Acquired Superbug Infections, Including MRSA 3Biomoda to Present Paper on Enhanced Technology for Early Detection of Lung Cancer at Annual SWARM Meeting 2
3 mm diameter roller blade, 15 mm from angle to tip. Round handle....
2 mm wide x 3 mm long, with rounded triangular tip. Angled 45 degrees. Hexagonal handle....
Duckbill type sharp. 3 mm wide x 8 mm long curved blade. Octagonal handle....
9 mm slightly curved blade. Hexagonal handle....
Medicine Products: