It has long been known that colour and emotion are linked – so could colour could be used as a language to express how we feel?
We underestimate the power of language to divide and to bring people closer together, scholars say.
Donald Trump's language has disturbing similarities to the words and verbal tactics used by fascists, including his cries of "fake news" and his obsessive exaggerations about his achievements.
The world is becoming increasingly connected, but local accents still define who we are.
Perception of truth and lies changes between languages for bilingual speakers.
Afrikaners in post-apartheid South Africa struggle with a historical sense of inferiority that reinforces their whiteness.
A sociolinguist wonders if they’ll ever be able to interpret the waves, high beams and middle fingers of human drivers.
Child sexual abuse is rising but there is still ignorance around how to speak to and support children who are badly in need of help.
What time looks like in different cultures.
The origins of our days of the week lie with the Romans. Three are named for planets, the other four gods.
The best cracker jokes make us groan as much as laugh – and that's deliberate.
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.
In little more than a generation and a half we have become a more caring and inclusive society.
Do you wince at a mispronounced 'Moet'? Do you cringe at unintentional portmanteau words, like 'misunderestimated' or 'insinuendo'? You are not alone.
The Mississippi is characterised in America as male, while the Indians see the Ganges as female.
Learning another language is more than just a boost to your CV. It makes you smarter, more decisive and even better at English.
Between them, Kazakhstan's 18m people speak 117 languages but the country is opting for the Latin alphabet as it aims for wider global integration.
Time to chuck out the phrase books?
Whether politicians refer to 'assisted dying', 'assisted suicide' or 'euthanasia' tells us a lot about how they feel about the issue, and the emotional response they aim to convey.