The environment at universities isn't conducive to effectively teaching and learning new languages.
Cwtch, drive and brammer are all commonly thought of as Welsh dialect terms, but they have actually come from all over the world.
Different languages have different ways of describing the world – and this in turn affects how speakers see the world.
Debunking the myth that English is the only language you need.
Vulnerable groups are being excluded from society due to their lack of ability to speak national languages.
Children need more than school resources and qualified teachers to attain academic success.
Emoji may be becoming more inclusive, but greater engagement with those that they intend to represent is still needed.
In the space of a few short years, deaf Nicaraguan school children created their own language. This example may give us a clue about how spoken language developed over thousands of years.
Young Javanese speakers in Indonesia are nervous about speaking High Javanese, for fear of making mistakes. But they are still eager to learn.
Forensic linguistics can play a valuable role in interpreting evidence.
A new theory of language suggests that people understand words by unconsciously simulating what they describe. Repeated exposure – and the simulation that comes with it – makes it easier to act.
A small community of Afrikaners has been living in Argentina since the early 1900s. Linguistic research has found they're like a time capsule, reflecting pronunciation and syntax from an earlier era.
What do you do when 'no deal' looks like a disaster? Stick another word in front of it. Problem solved.
Approximately 7,000 languages are spoken in the world today, but only about half are expected to survive this century. One factor contributing to this loss is climate change.
Changes in the way we pronounce certain sounds tell us a lot about our changing values.
Children in the early stages of learning to read should be given decodable books to practise and generalise their developing alphabetic skills.
Learning music in the early years of schooling can help children learn to read.
In the sense understood by François Jullien, the Chinese "thought language" allows us to change our view of Europe.
Teaching children how to break down words into their meaning and origin can help them be better spellers.
Languages are said to be disappearing faster than endangered species with a different one dying every two weeks.