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Researchers develop tool to identify bilingual children with true language disorders

Researchers develop tool to identify bilingual children with true language disorders

According to the 2000 census, nearly one-third of Texans ages 5 years and older speak Spanish at home. Add the under-5 population and the percentage is even higher. Due to continued immigration and globalism, the bilingual population will continue to grow in Texas. Five to 8 percent of preschoolers experience a speech-language disorder, one of…   » Continue Reading

Why ancient alphabets adorn a university icon

Why ancient alphabets adorn a university icon

When then-Harvard University Professor John Huehnergard and his wife and colleague Jo Ann Hackett first visited The University of Texas at Austin last spring, they couldn’t help but notice the ancient Phoenician and Hebrew letters that adorn the Tower. After all, Hackett, a Hebrew scholar, and Huehnergard, who teaches Semitic linguistics and writing systems, have…   » Continue Reading

Writing teachers find their inner author with help of College of Education program

Writing teachers find their inner author with help of College of Education program

There’s always been the notion — the myth — that writers write either from divine inspiration or from inborn talent that’s as rare as World Series titles for the Chicago Cubs. And literary titans have done their share to make us believe writing’s not, and probably shouldn’t be, an egalitarian enterprise. Randy Bomer, director of…   » Continue Reading