The word 'like' has a grammar, and by looking at it, we can learn a lot about what 'like' means and what it contributes to someone’s speech.
Linguists have a lot of largely untested theories. Borrowing a tool from ecology, researchers built a model that didn't look for one worldwide explanation.
Each spin of the news cycle hits us with another 'bombshell,' while everything from free speech to race has been 'weaponized.' What's the effect of being relentlessly exposed to metaphors of war?
The book promises to help reclaim language used against women, exploring the origins of gendered slurs. But its use of contemporary slang and lack of an index undermines its credibility.
If how we speak about the world we want to see is crucial in building support for climate change momentum, then what is visible and invisible, strange and normal, positive and negative, must change.
Armstrong always insisted that he said, 'That’s one small step for a man.' Yet everyone omits the 'a' when they repeat the quote. A linguist tries to get to the bottom of what happened.
Instead of worrying that emoji is replacing competent language use, we can celebrate that emoji are creating a richer form of online communication that returns the features of gesture to language.
English will remain an official EU language – even after Brexit – and this will impact the way it evolves.
The idea of CRISPR as scissors ignores an entire ecosystem of moving parts that are crucial for understanding the awe-inspiring, crazy thing scientists are trying to do when they attempt gene editing.
Konglish is widely spoken in Korea but rather than celebrating it as one of a variety of Englishes used around the world, speakers are often frowned upon.
The influence of digital technology is most significant in how we experience culture and identity. Think about the use of streaming media.
We're left wondering whether we as humans are so very special after all – that perhaps the ability to learn mathematics could be universal.
Calling all people who don't agree with climate science "deniers" is neither accurate nor helpful.
Vocation specific language courses can encourage both linguistic and cultural awareness. They can equip students with the basics they need to communicate.
Gayle remains as popular as ever -- but it has evolved, shifted and become a language spoken by more than just gay men.
Interpreters are essential in providing ethical and high quality health care to Australia's culturally and linguistically diverse population.
Play video games and learn a language – a researcher explains why it might be possible.
Analysis of 228,000 comments shows that while surgeons are likely to be called ‘outstanding’ and ‘brilliant’, receptionists are branded 'arrogant' and 'rude'. But it's not because they do a bad job.
Companies often go out of their way to avoid clearly explaining actions like firing people or informing investors and others of bad news.
This explains why some aspects of English can be hard to learn for speakers of other languages.