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History of the Spanish Lexicon

"The history of the Spanish lexicon has been a central topic of Spanish historical linguistics since its inception as a scholarly discipline in the 19th century. Most relevant scholarship has taken the form of individual word studies, often focusing on identifying the given word’s etymology or immediate origin in Spanish. Gradually, as etymology evolved into the study of a lexical item’s complete history, all facets of a word’s formal and semantic history came to be examined. ..." – By Steven N. Dworkin

Cochlear Implants

"For both children and adults who are deaf, CIs have been the most successful sensory aid to develop or restore spoken communication abilities. However, the nature of that hearing sensation is so dramatically different than typical hearing that many of the basic principles of auditory perception cannot be generalized to those who use CIs. Here we introduce the essential terminology, patterns of performance, and assumptions related to CIs, which will lay the groundwork for informed discussion..." – By Matthew B. Winn and Peggy B. Nelson

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