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03/03/2021 - 11:45
Plenty of languages need that protection. According to UNESCO, 200 languages have died out over the last three generations, and of the...
15/04/2019 - 10:54
But one topic that generated much less attention was what language experts would call the socio-linguistic situation of Hebrew in America...
24/02/2019 - 13:16
There is really a condition that means that you cannot learn to read as well, as quickly, as you can learn to do all other things. So, it’s...
15/08/2018 - 15:24
A video of the incident quickly went viral, drawing widespread scorn. The Yelp page for his law firm was flooded with one-star reviews...
26/06/2017 - 16:47
Over the last two decades Cormac and I have been discussing the puzzles and paradoxes of the unconscious mind. Foremost among them, the...
22/03/2016 - 15:45
Our curses may not even use the same part of the brain the rest of our vocabulary inhabits. Swearing is handled by the brain differently...
11/12/2015 - 16:07
Underlying these linguistic demarcations was my need to stay camouflaged whatever the backdrop. On trips to England to visit my mother’s...
25/01/2015 - 14:39
A sense of control This phenomenon gives rise to a few questions. Why do children prefer to communicate in writing, and does that...
16/11/2014 - 18:46
This sounds rather complicated, yet we know perfectly well what Woolf is talking about. A new kind of book might offer pleasures we haven’t...
14/09/2014 - 15:05
The trouble starts at "11." English has a unique word for the number, while Chinese (as well as Japanese and Korean, among other languages...
05/08/2014 - 13:38
This was just the opposite of the linguistic statement we had been discussing the day before: Here were people deliberately claiming the...
26/11/2012 - 19:28
Researchers have tracked the diffusion of words like "cool" and "uptight" from black communities to mainstream use in the past. "We have...