Tag: language

Who gets grant money? The (gendered) words decide

A report from Meredith Somers on a paper by Julian Kolev, Yuly Fuentes-Medel, and Fiona Murray. The top level analysis from the paper suggests: Female scientists are 16% less likely than men to get a high score on their grant proposal due to word choice. That needs to change. The researchers gathered data from nearly…

Live streaming & live tweeting: a pragmatic approach to ethical considerations

Live streaming & live tweeting: a pragmatic approach to ethical considerations. | Center for Digital Ethics & Policy (digitalethics.org)

Bastiaan Vanacker in the Center for Digital Ethics & Policy. All annotations in context. In daily language, the word pragmatic is often used pejoratively, to describe someone with a lack of principles (or character) who will let the situation, rather than a firm moral compass, guide her actions. But in the philosophical sense,¬†pragmatism¬†refers to an…

Using Music And Rhythm To Help Kids With Grammar And Language

Using Music And Rhythm To Help Kids With Grammar And Language (KQED)

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are studying how music and rhythm activities could help children who struggle with grammar and language development.

A post about the connections between rhythm and grammar in helping learners expect what should come next in language and music. “One thing that rhythm and grammar have in common is that they both unfold over time, and our brains form expectancies about what’s coming up based on what we just heard,” says Gordon.