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Language in the News
- Can Home-Culture Images Impair Second-Language Skills? "What is it about seeing a Chinese face or even a Chinese vase that can disrupt a Chinese immigrant's fluency in English?" from ScienceDaily.
- Rutgers Linguistics Professor Explores Origins of "The". "A Rutgers–Camden professor says the three-letter word we use regularly before nouns isn’t really necessary. It’s just one of the characteristics of the English language." from Rutgers Today.
- The visual language of comics. "Neil Cohn, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego, has found that there are some basic rules to reading comics and those rules may be learned." by Ryder Diaz.
- No Matter the Cost, English-Language Requirements Aren't Going Anywhere. "In a sweeping new program to slash the welfare state, a government announced a statute on Wednesday that will prevent people who are not proficient in English—or at least enrolled in English language classes—from drawing unemployment benefits. This isn't happening in the United States. This is a British proposal". by Matt Berman, Online Editor, National Journal.