People across the globe all see millions of distinct colors. But the terms we use to describe them vary across cultures. New cognitive science research suggests it's about what we want to communicate.
New research gives weight to Noam Chomsky's idea of a universal language ability.
Language can change the way we think – and not always for the best.
The way we talk about cyberspace may make us more vulnerable to hacking.
The word Squ-w has an innocent origin, but its use in English has long been derogatory and racist. Place names which use this word should be changed.
Extremists haven't always been associated with violence, or religious views.
To understand the full scale of the world's linguistic diversity, we should be thinking about languages and how speakers relate to them.
'If we can’t understand our rights, we have no rights.' But efforts are being made to rebalance the inequalities.
Careful how you talk about Brexit. People are making assumptions as soon as you've said the word.
Donald Trump has put translators and interpreters the world over in an ethical quandary. Sad!
Humans behave like atoms when viewed from a distance.
Whether it's due to native language loss or unsupported high school curricula, the lack of bilingualism in the US is notable. Why can't more Americans speak another language? How should that change?
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.