Most indigenous signed languages in Africa today are marginalised, dominated and suppressed by foreign signed languages.
More than cliches for lazy journalists, ‘snowclones’ are creative devices that have helped people digest the shock of the pandemic a little better.
When students shift to learning from home, they lose many of the in-school support structures and resources. While the priority is students’ well-being, schools have developed new teaching strategies.
Computational modeling can predict language therapy response in bilingual people with aphasia. In the future, this could help clinicians identify the best language for treatment.
It’s been in existence since the 1500s but the Kaaps language, synonymous with Cape Town, has never had a dictionary until now.
Vocal imitation is a key part of how humans learn to speak. New research shows that bats babble to learn and use baby talk to teach, just like people do.
Not only is much of the language associated with job-seeking religious but so are the ways in which people approach success and failure in the process.
Failing to understand the language will prevent Indonesia from reaping the full benefits of its economic relationship with China.
Ernest Knocks Off was 18 when he arrived at the Carlisle boarding school in 1879. He was one of many young Native people who fought – in his case, to the death – to retain their language and culture.
By exploring Southeast Asian etymologies, we get a glance into the centuries-old relationships between humans and forest creatures.
There is little language for sex acts that aren’t going all the way, the full shebang, doing it…
Indigenous people in Australia experience poorer health outcomes than non-Indigenous Australians. So it’s crucial health messaging is delivered in culturally appropriate ways.
A scholar of spelling bees explains why Zaila Avant-garde’s victory at the National Scripps Spelling Bee is significant from a historical perspective.
Recent research on Danish shows that not only is it hard for Danish children to learn their mother tongue, but adult Danes use their native language differently than speakers of other languages.
When we read comics, we ‘hear’ sound on the page. Creators are experts at this cross-sensory form of storytelling - indeed one database lists over 2500 comic book sounds.
Experts disagree on what makes someone truly bilingual, and how the human brain accesses multiple languages.
Understanding sarcasm is related to the ability to recognize the thoughts and emotions of others, to empathize and to consider two things being simultaneously true.
As the effects of the pandemic intensify, so does the importance of the choice of language.
Who are the arbiters of contentious language? The answer, in the case of terms that refer to people, is the people to whom those terms refer.
Director Barry Jenkins’ delicate dance with beauty and suffering seeks to create a fuller picture of the world Black Americans – then and now – inhabit.