10 easy steps for writing a college paper

Writing a college paper can be a challenging task, especially given the many academic tasks a student has to accomplish within often a limited time. Following the ten easy steps below will not only help reduce the amount of time students spend in writing a research paper but will also increase the quality of research. … Continue reading 10 easy steps for writing a college paper

Developing students’ critical thinking skills in writing at a Saudi Arabian writing centre

Working for more than three years with amazing colleagues to experiment the Writing Center at Yanbu Colleges and Institutes has been both a challenging and rewarding experience. What you are about to read is one of those success stories. We worked for almost a year with the immediate past Director of Yanbu English Language Institute, … Continue reading Developing students’ critical thinking skills in writing at a Saudi Arabian writing centre

Infants need free tongue movement to distinguish speech sounds

A team of researchers led by Dr Alison Bruderer, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia, has discovered a direct link between the tongue movements of infants and their ability to distinguish speech sounds. “Until now, research in speech perception development and language acquisition has primarily used the auditory experience as the driving … Continue reading Infants need free tongue movement to distinguish speech sounds

Top 10 International scholarships for women

As part of celebrating the International Women's Day, Scholarship for Development shared these top 10 International scholarships, which I also found resourceful for the development of promising young women, especially in developing countries, and so desire to share with you to join the world in celebrating these pillars of human society.  AAUW International Fellowships for … Continue reading Top 10 International scholarships for women

New research report on migration routes of ancient African herders

Sci-News reported that a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences debunks the widely-held conservative notion that early human herders, moving from northern Africa to southern Africa, could not have traveled just east of Lake Victoria in Kenya some 2,000 years ago because the area was bushy, moist and filled with … Continue reading New research report on migration routes of ancient African herders

Linguistics as a window to understanding the brain

Language as a complex system of 'human' communication remains an indecipherable mystery for linguists and cognitive scientists. Professor Steven Pinker, a Cognitive Scientist at Harvard University, despite studying language for over thirty years, still feels there is far more for him to know about language than he already knows. In this video, he takes us through the amazing … Continue reading Linguistics as a window to understanding the brain

Lancaster Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics

We are pleased to announce the 10th Lancaster University International Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching which will take place at Lancaster University on Monday, 13 July 2015. This one-day conference is designed to give linguistics postgraduates from various areas in linguistics and language teaching/assessment an opportunity to present and discuss their research in … Continue reading Lancaster Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics