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Psychologists have long stated that families of higher income and education levels talk more with their children and speak to them in complex sentences. But the study is one of the first to focus on whether gestures, too, have an influence on vocabulary and school preparedness.

2009-02-13

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"I think we're in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven't seen since Greek civilization," she says. For Lunsford, technology isn't killing our ability to write. It's reviving it—and pushing our literacy in bold new directions. ... It's almost hard to remember how big a paradigm shift this is. Before the Internet came along, most Americans never wrote anything, ever, that wasn...

2009-08-24

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Children who regularly use the abbreviated language of text messages are actually improving their ability to spell correctly, research suggests.

2010-01-20

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