The etymology of an epidemic.
One anthropologist found 1,072 similar words for 'mom' and 'dad' in the world's languages. It turns out a mix of biology, culture and encouragement from parents explains this phenomenon.
There's a disconnect between how many low-wage workers are being described, and what they're experiencing on the ground.
New research shows that babies around the world love baby talk — and when adults baby talk to them it is good for their language development.
Second-language learners from different age groups seem to have equal chances of becoming highly proficient speakers as long as they are placed in a supportive environment.
It's remarkable how quickly we've all taken on a set of new words and phrases to describe the pandemic.
Most of the accused in criminal cases in South Africa would not be able to understand the record of their court proceedings.
Coronavirus reveals how macho stereotypes like toughness, aggression and control can create harm.
A new book, which weaves fiction into the origin story of the Oxford English Dictionary, was declared a hit even before its release. Readers will judge whether it lives up to the hype.
Do you know your antigen from your endemic?
A group of scientists studying Madagascar's natural treasures also wanted to respect the island's language.
On the month of the Francophonie's 50th anniversary, it's time to think about the untold story of French connections across the Canada-U.S. border
Forensic linguists are called as expert witnesses in court cases to provide linguistic analysis of legal documents and other forms of oral and documentary evidence -- including emojis.
TERF is not a slur. Instead, we should use words that accurately describe how some feminists are actually anti-trans activists.
It's all about context.
On International Mother Language Day, Canadians can celebrate multilingual heritage by recognizing flexible uses of languages.
Accents differ depending on where we're from, even in the same country.
We created a reading-machine that finds poetry hidden in plain sight in popular books. In doing so, we are exploring Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and reading in a digitised world.
Irony is a slippery concept. Sometimes it's used in speech, other times it's used to describe a situation – oh, and it can also characterize an attitude. Is its versatility its downfall?
The official naming of COVID-19 has the tone of a committee decision. Historically, names for diseases have not been quite so well thought out and were more likely to offend.