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Wearable ASL Translation Technology

Roozbeh Jafari, Associate Professor for the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University is leading the development of a tool for American Sign Language (ASL) translation. While previous attempts for automatic ASL translation have largely...
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International Education Growing Exponentially

Study Abroad Growth Breaks Record Students to U.S. up 10% Intensive English enrollments up 13% U.S. students overseas up 5% Overseas Service Learning up 47% The number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities had the highest rate...

Artificial Neural Network Learns Language

Researchers from Sassari University and Plymouth University have made a cognitive model of networked artificial neurons that can learn language with no prior knowledge. The Artificial Neural Network with Adaptive Behaviour Exploited for Language...

NYC Introduces Language Program Legislation

Council members have called on the Department of Education, "to amend the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to foreign language courses offered in New York city public schools." This...

The Environmental Link to Language Evolution

According to new research by linguists from the University of New Mexico and Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage-CNRS in France, the characteristics of languages have a lot to do with the climate and topogrophy of...

America’s 350 Languages

More than 1 in 5 United States residents speak a foreign language at home and a recent chart released by the U.S. Census Bureau illustrates the breadth of America's languages. The data, gleaned from...

Punjabi Speakers Gain Representation in Canada

The House of Commons of Canada now speaks English, French, and Punjabi, reflective of the most spoken languages in Canada, after 23 lawmakers of Indian origin were elected to the Parliament in the October...

India to Continue with German

India and Germany resolved the sticky German language issue during Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit last month. Once again, students in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools (KVs) will be able to opt for German as an additional...

BBC Launches Japanese Site

The BBC, the UK’s national news organization, launched a Japanese site, which becomes its first dedicated non-English news website and helps extend its fledgling global advertising network. Accessible via BBC.jp, it features selected content from BBC.com and the organization’s global...

Russian-Language Writer Wins Nobel

Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature last month, and three countries claimed a piece of her success. Headlines across Eastern Europe called her a “representative of Russian literature,” a “writer...
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