Back in the Middle Ages, as well as speaking English and Latin, many people living in Britain also spoke French.
Software tools for South Africa’s Nguni languages may assist with redress and effective communication.
New research suggests that hints left in Creole languages can identify where the original speakers came from – even hundreds of years after they migrated and mixed together.
Ursula le Guin gave us an anarchist society on another world; we brought it back to Earth.
Africa's current situation has a parallel in European history - the Reformation and the changes it wrought in terms of language exceptionalism.
Spanish is not overtaking English in the US, despite political fearmongering. In fact, due to the 'three-generation pattern,' Spanish speaking in immigrant families tends to decline over time.
We underestimate the power of language to divide and to bring people closer together, scholars say.
Perception of truth and lies changes between languages for bilingual speakers.
A sociolinguist wonders if they’ll ever be able to interpret the waves, high beams and middle fingers of human drivers.
What time looks like in different cultures.
The combination of knowledge and communication, along with a few other fundamental conditions such as liberty and respect , leads to social, cultural and technological development.
It's a multi-lingual effect.
Learning another language is more than just a boost to your CV. It makes you smarter, more decisive and even better at English.
Time to chuck out the phrase books?
If leaders of educational institutions are concerned about the employability of graduates, they should avoid over-investing in STEM subjects and stop snubbing liberal arts.
Does the upcoming launch of wireless headphones by Google that feature real-time language translation mean we don't need to study other languages anymore?
Evolutionary biologists ask very similar questions about species to those asked by linguists about languages.
Young children have little time set aside to learn a foreign language. They must make the most of it.
To understand the full scale of the world's linguistic diversity, we should be thinking about languages and how speakers relate to them.
Why language diversity should be celebrated in schools.