Our drinking culture has brought some colourful phrases into the Australian vernacular.
There's little research into origins of the geographic patterns of language diversity. A new model exploring processes that shaped Australia's language diversity provides a template for investigators.
The founder of the West Virginia Dialect Project hopes to debunk some of the myths about the way Appalachian people speak and instill pride in a rich, oft-maligned culture.
Machines alone will never be able to put the meaning to words in translation
Yes, sign language has grammar – and it goes way beyond what you do with your hands.
Research shows that context matters for understanding what a person's words mean – especially when power dynamics are involved.
The issue of an Irish Language Act has been a sticking point at Stormont.
Because of the way our brains work, we can remember songs and rhymes much more easily than just words or letters. The ABC song teaches kids the basics of the English language.
Here is a handful of extremely useful expressions with political application which have fallen by the wayside, but remain apt and adept today.
Grammar pedantry recently contributed to the downfall of World Bank chief economist Paul Romer. But 'grammonds' are people to be celebrated not vilified.
Important advances have been made in the areas of automatic language processing and emotional computing, and that could have big implications for business.
They can be b****y difficult people but politicians want you to know they give a t**s, even if they sometimes talk b******s.
A linguistics scholar explains why the loss of Arabic in Israel would be a loss of history, culture and possibly human rights.
We use euphemisms about death and dying to soften the blow of the real words, or because we feel awkward being direct. But this can lead to misunderstanding and confusion.
Weather forecasting stopped looking for patterns in the past, and started using numbers to look solidly at the future.
It's important to shift educational discourse in and around Africa in a more equitable, representative direction.
Policies must seek to improve the manner in which the language of instruction is taught to learners who don't speak that language at home.
We can't observe the brain activity of extinct human species. But we can observe modern brains doing the things that our distant ancestors did, looking for clues about how ancient brains worked.
What you say may matter more than how you say it.
It turns out that children as young as three can actually understand some forms of irony.