Learn a new language, or stay out of the loop.
Children don't learn all aspects of language from their parents, but invent a language structure themselves.
As a new app aims to stop us apologising so much, why saying sorry is a glue that binds us all together.
As genders blur, language is rapidly adapting. Look no further than the American Dialect Society’s 2015 Word of the Year.
People with speech problems following a stroke receive intensive speech therapy – but it doesn't always help. Here's why the future looks brighter.
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.
The taboo meaning of the f-word is not nearly as common as the use of the word as an “emphatic intensifier”, or in the various idioms.
Parents shouldn't be concerned if their bilingual child is slower to develop their vocabularly, because in most cases this is just a temporary lag.
The young have a rich, linguistic vein – just don't try and copy them.
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.
We are only just starting to understand the linguistic tools that get stuff done, move us to tears, bore us to death, or make us dizzy with delight.
An expert on American political rhetoric breaks down Donald Trump's rhetorical prowess, pointing to the various techniques the candidate has mastered.
Studying diverse languages gives us invaluable insights into human cognition but more become endangered every month.
In his new book, Randall Munroe of xkcd fame takes the principles of clear communication to what feels like their furthest extent, but there's a place for dense grammar in our theories and ideas.
The Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year is causing a bit of a stir – probably because it's not a word at all.
Phonics programs can be helpful for students with very particular learning needs - but it's not a one-size-fits-all literacy solution. Here are some things you should be wary of.
A linguist explains how words get co-opted from one language to another.
The stories of and attitudes to three particular languages – English, Swahili and Luganda – provide an interesting starting point for a debate around Uganda's language policy.
The idea that the Australian accent may be the product of drunkenness in early European settlers is wildly speculative. And yet it has gained international attention in the past week. Why?