Tag: language

Stochastic Parrots

Hopefully giving you just what you asked for. This week I posted the following: Developing An Attitude of Gratitude – If you focus on what you lack, you lose what you have. If you focus on what you have, you gain what you lack. Risky Business – Teachers are doing one of the most important…

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.