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Applies the principles of contemporary linguistics to the study of Latin and provides clear explanations of grammatical rules alongside diagrams to illustrate complex structures.


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The Ancient Language, and the Dialect of Cornwall, with an Enlarged Glossary of Cornish Provincial Words

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Containing around 3,700 dialect words from both Cornish and English,, this glossary was published in 1882 by Frederick W. P. Jago (1817–92) in an effort to describe and preserve the dialect as it too declined and it is an invaluable record of a disappearing dialect and way of life.


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Linguistic Bibliography for the Year 2013

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Title: Hemispheric Dominance and Language Proficiency in the Four Macro Skills of University Students
Paper URL: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ntBwn3QAAAAJ&hl=en
Author: Julieta Balbin Tendero
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Institution: Western Mindanao State University
Author: Frede Gumera Moreno
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Homepage: http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=ntBwn3QAAAAJ
Institution: Western Mindanao State University
Linguistic Field: Psycholinguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: The Philippines is the world’s third largest English-speaking nation. Its higher education system depends on English language as the official medium of instruction and the university students' academic performance primarily reflects their English language facility and proficiency. This study randomly selected 240 freshmen students of Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City, Philippines and used Pearson Product-Moment Correlation in testing and analyzing the correlation between Hemispheric Dominance and English Proficiency in terms of Listening and Reading Comprehension, Speaking and Writing Skills, and Comprehension Abilities. The results reveal that age and area of specialization provide significant correlations between Hemispheric Dominance and English Language Proficiency. Findings also reveal that left-brained students tend to academically perform better in listening, speaking and global English proficiency while those who are right-brained/whole-brained tend to score higher in reading and writing tests. The results suggest that while the present English language curriculum in Western Mindanao State University and the Philippines, in general, has developed the freshmen students’ left brain, it tends to have neglected the development of the right brain—the global and simultaneous processor of information.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Zamboanga City, Philippines
Publication Info: WMSU Research Journal
URL: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ntBwn3QAAAAJ&hl=en


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