Posts and articles tagged with the Language tags.

September 5, 2018
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How Many Words Does The Average Person Know?

There is a common notion that the average English-speaking adult knows between 20,000 and 30,000 words. Recently, a research was published about an analysis of 10 years worth of Wall Street Journal newspapers. It reported that after removing duplicates and names, less than 20,000 unique words were used. I have a huge interest in linguistics, […]
July 24, 2018
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What Is The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis?

It seems like a difficult topic, but as language users, we can all easily relate to the theory that lies behind Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. Sapir-Whorf hypothesis —a position of linguistic relativity—argues that language ‘is not merely a reproducing instrument for voicing ideas, but is itself a shaper of ideas, the programme and guide for the individual’s […]
August 8, 2016
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How To Check English Word Difficulty?

Mastering a language is not an easy task, especially if you stumble upon difficult vocabulary. Take a look at how you can check the language score and figure out what the hard words are.   How to access vocabulary difficulty? Typically, vocabulary difficulty is useful to learners as second language. And the […]
January 16, 2016
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Learn With Visual Word Graph And Enlarge Your Vocabulary

According to Wikipedia, a review study concluded that using graphic organizers improves performance in: Retaining, Reading, Thinking and Learning skills; Critical Thinking. Visual learning is a style in which a learner utilizes graphs, charts, maps and diagrams. It is one of the three basic types of learning styles in the Fleming VAK/VARK model that also includes kinesthetic learning and auditory learning. […]
October 4, 2015
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How To Write Like A Pro With Twinword Writer

I am not sure about you, but I have a love-hate relationship with writing. I love it when fresh ideas pop into my head and I get all hyped up to write. On the other hand, when writer’s block gets to me, I hate writing. Made to address the problem of writer’s block, […]
May 13, 2015
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What Is Typoglycemia?

Before we even start describing the concept of typoglycemia, take a look at this numerical puzzle, that makes hundreds of people online loose their minds: Source: http://www.storypick.com/number-puzzle-lose-your-mind/ Found it? Number 4 looks quite suspicious, isn’t it? Well, if you give a chance for your brain to focus on the actual task of […]