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Where did the Etruscans come from? The linguistic and genetic clues are piling up. http://ow.ly/4mR5ro
The Etruscans lived in central Italy more than 2500 years ago. They were "the teachers of our teachers," the Romans. Yet we still can't be sure where they came from. The key to unlocking the Etruscan enigma may lie in genetics and linguistics.
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Brain's 'atlas' of words revealed http://ow.ly/4nchHN
Scientists in the US have mapped out how the brain organises language.
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How UW linguists are helping keep Native American languages alive http://ow.ly/4n9yAb
Languages maintain \'a chain link to the past,\' reflect cultural realities.
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Short-term language learning aids mental agility, study http://ow.ly/4ncgJA suggests
Mental agility can be boosted by even a short period of learning a language, a study suggests. Tests carried out on students of all ages suggest that acquiring a new language improves a person's attention, after only a week of study. Researchers also found that these benefits could be maintained with regular practice.
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Music improves baby brain responses to music and speech http://ow.ly/4n9y7G
New research shows that play sessions with music improved babies' brain processing of both music and new speech sounds.
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Providing children with tablets loaded with literacy apps yields positive results http://ow.ly/4n9xZU
Researchers have been conducting a study to determine whether tablet computers loaded with literacy applications could improve the reading preparedness of young children living in economically disadvantaged communities. In all three cases, study participants' performance on standardized tests of reading preparedness indicated that the tablet use was effective.
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Interesting legal issue around conlangs brewing --> 'Star Trek' Lawsuit: The Debate Over Klingon Language Heats Up http://ow.ly/4nd8FI
A federal judge gets an earful of Klingon proverbs from a language society intent on making sure that Paramount Pictures can't claim ownership.
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Speakers of two dialects may share cognitive advantage with speakers of two languages http://ow.ly/4ncgZF
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Students learn English through the language of music http://ow.ly/4n9zxd
English is not the first language of several Meredith Middle School students, but music is helping them learn to communicate better.
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The Mardi Gras Indian Of 'Lemonade' #nrp http://ow.ly/4nci3m
In "Lemonade," Beyoncé's much-discussed visual album, a girl resplendent in white plumage appears. It's a nod to the pop star's New Orleans roots and loaded with the region's racial history.
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New classes help preserve Ho-Chunk language http://ow.ly/4n9zgn
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new report by Gounari & Carhill-Poza! Student cntrd learning opportunities for adolescent ELLs in flippedclassrooms http://ow.ly/4n6Khg
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s research contributes to better understanding of the change required to reshape our education system.
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We are a graduate-only program and provide a highly rigorous M.A. in Applied Linguistics degree with possible concentrations in English as a Second Language, Bilingual Education or Foreign  Language Pedagogy.  Josephine pursued and completed the English as a Second Language concentration 

Our faculty consists of several internationally renowned scholars in the field of Applied Linguistics and our program has played a pioneering role in preparing teachers in the fields of bilingual education, ESL and foreign language pedagogy (including English as a Foreign Language) since our inception in 1981.  We are the largest program of our kind in the state of Massachusetts and are consistently recognized as one of the most noteworthy graduate programs at UMass Boston.