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Full stop for apostrophes as experts warn the punctuation mark is history

Over 30 years the apostrophe’s use has noticeably declined, according to the biggest ever study of spoken and written language at Lancaster University

Apostrophes, first learnt in school, could be a thing of the past

In the world of puncutation little provokes as much passion as the apostrophe…. but experts say it could soon be a thing of the past.

Over 30 years its use has noticeably declined, according to the biggest ever study of spoken and written language.

Researchers from Lancaster University looked at 100million words to analyse trends.

“The most striking thing

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Sign of the times: AI experts work on avatar for sign language

Irma Sluis in action. Photo: Robin Utrecht ANP

Experts at the University of Amsterdam are developing a computer programme that can translate into sign language, using the power of artificial intelligence.

The project, part of SignLab Amsterdam, aims in the first instance to support parents of deaf children who are learning basic signing or for situations like announcements at airports and railway stations.

‘Over the next five years I’m pretty confident we can provide something that will be useful and hopefully make a big difference,’ said Dr Floris Roelofsen, associate professor at the university’s institute for logic, language and

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Time to challenge Argentina’s white European self-image, black history experts say | Argentina

Argentina has long taken pride in its European heritage. The mass migration of 7 million Europeans, mostly Spanish and Italian, between 1850 and 1950, created a racial profile many Argentinians feel distinguishes their country from the rest of Latin America even today.

“Mexicans descend from the Aztecs, Peruvians from the Incas – but Argentinians descend from the ships,” goes an old saying that encapsulates Argentina’s perception of itself as a nation of transplanted white Europeans.

But that Eurocentric view is being vehemently disputed as not only outdated but also factually untrue by a generation of young Afro-descendant researchers and

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South China Morning PostIcing of China-EU investment deal seen as politically symbolic, but risks existAlmost all EU countries have separate bilateral investment treaties with China, and experts say suspending the Comprehensive Agreement on …1 hour ago

South China Morning PostIcing of China-EU investment deal seen as politically symbolic, but risks
existAlmost all EU countries have separate bilateral investment treaties with
China, and experts say suspending the Comprehensive Agreement on …1 hour ago… Read More