The self-help books are full of advice on how to get meaning in life, but it helps to understand what meaning actually is. Science may be able to provide some answers.
Considering language from a biological perspective led researchers to the idea that new food processing technologies affected neolithic human beings' jaws – and allowed new language sounds to emerge.
The Aussie accent has been lambasted as "lazy", but this view doesn't come from the facts.
English is a language made by men, for men and it reinforces inequality.
Limited contact between the first British Sign Language communities created dialects that are still in use today.
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.