New research investigates how people sequentially add new color terms to languages over time – and the results hold surprises about assumptions linguists have made for 40 years.
Words from 100 Indigenous languages are in the new edition of the Australian National Dictionary – reflecting a heightened interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
From Jabberwocky to the BFG's gobblefunking, playing with words is the first step to mastering them – not something to be ironed out of teaching.
Even if you don't have a word for it, you can make one up.
He offered a glorious insight into the wonders of semiotics.
The extraordinary words that capture the colourful diversity of the English language.
Forget fast cars and fancy clothes – it's language that reveals where you really come from.
Australian's care so much about regional differences in words because it's a reflection on a person's identity.
Language can be used harmfully to construct categories of others. The words we use in describing children with disabilities need to be examined, challenged - and changed.
What's in a name? Many words are arbitrary – there's no reason a dog must be called a dog or a table must be called a table. Why do we tend to assume there's a reason any object has its specific name?