The Latest Law & Crime and Linguistics Research Featured at Sciences Social Network

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ScienceIndex.com has just added the Law & Crime and the Linguistics Sciences to its Society category. While the site currently contains a total of over 1,536,995 posts, these two new sections contain 17,437 articles derived partly through monitoring nearly 600 scientific journals publishing in these two research disciplines.

ScienceIndex.com is a Social Sciences Network newly featuring the latest Law & Crime and Linguistics Research. The site was established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. In the field of Society Sciences, the site has now included the two new categories Law & Crime and Linguistics. While the Law & Crime section covers the principles and regulations established in a community in the form of legislation or of custom and policies, and the breach of these regulations by legally prohibited actions, the Linguistics section deals with language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and historical linguistics.

ScienceIndex.com's Social Sciences Education Category covers the totality of social relationships among humans. Its twelve sections include anthropology, archaeology, arts, education, family, history, law and crime, linguistics, literature, philosophy, politics, and religion. Users can receive alerts for newly published content in this category by subscribing to ScienceIndex.com's Social Sciences Education RSS feed.

ScienceIndex.com's new Law & Crime section covers the principles and regulations established in a community in the form of legislation or of custom and policies, and the breach of these regulations by legally prohibited actions. It currently contains 9,953 articles partly derived from nearly 335 scientific Law & Crime journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through a Law & Crime Research RSS feed. One of the latest additions to this section reports on lawyers’ and victim advisors’ experiences with nine pre-recorded hearings involving young people as witnesses in criminal court cases in Auckland, New Zealand. The logistical challenge of accessing timely relevant information from child protection records was overcome in Auckland through the development of an inter-agency protocol. Pre-recording children’s and young people’s entire evidence appeared to be a constructive contribution to the criminal justice system. Another recently published article in this category addresses the complex legal endeavour to shape the frontiers between two of the most fundamental liberal rights in multicultural nation states: the right to cultural difference and the right to religious freedom in Colombia. It illuminates longstanding debates surrounding the relationship between religion and politics within legally plural states.

ScienceIndex.com's new Linguistics section deals with language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and historical linguistics. It currently contains over 8,800 articles partly derived from over 260 scientific Linguistics journals. The latest articles in this section are also available through a Linguistics Research RSS feed. One recently included article in this section covers the origins of meaning since the task of explaining language evolution is often presented by leading theorists in explicitly Gricean terms. Recognizing that our nonhuman predecessors were already proficient sharers of information the author argues that this would free mankind to focus on the more tractable problem of explaining how linguistic expressive vehicles came to replace, augment, and transform the nonlinguistic expressive means to which nonhuman animals are consigned. Another article demonstrates that socioeconomic status and parent–child relationships predict metacognitive questions to preschoolers. Using partial correlations controlling for child age and language ability, parent education, occupation, and stress associated with parent–child dysfunctional interaction were found to significantly correlate with parents’ metacognitive questions.

The authors conclude that only parent education levels uniquely predicted questions overall.

The Sciences Social Network currently contains over 1.50 million posts distributed among its 75 categories. 92,985 users monitor almost 15,500 journals publishing within the scope of the site. Due to an continuously improved publishing process, the delay between original publication and appearance at ScienceIndex.com is no more than three hours. The site provides an advanced search feature which suggests up to ten closely related articles for a search and for every displayed post.

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