Many valuable scientific breakthroughs were originally published in a non-English language. New research shows more effort is needed to transcend language barriers to improve conservation science.
Grammatical nous has been found to give students a broader understanding of their own language and a key to learning others. The problem is, teachers aren’t being equipped to teach it.
Haitian president Jovenel Moïse is accused of overstaying his term, embezzling funds and dismantling parliament. Protests are a hallmark of his presidency – but the language of them has changed.
With so much recent focus on how women are treated, we need to look first at how we use language. And for a long time, it has been used to belittle and silence women.
How words are used change over time and insisting that their original meaning be adhered to is pretty silly.
There are plenty of reasons why our road signs should be in both te reo Māori and English. And no, bilingual signs don’t cause accidents.
Medicine’s linguistic history in English is rich indeed, peppered with borrowings from French. But the Old English renderings retain a certain charm.
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.
Have you been pulled up by a “grammar Nazi”? Now you can correct them back.
Philip Pullman’s call for a boycott against the new 50p coin is just the latest Oxford comma controvery.
‘Greengrocer’s’ may be in mourning, but the rest of us can sigh with relief.
The history of the Latin phrase at the centre of the impeachment investigation into Donald Trump.
Behind the magical tale is a deep layer of linguistic meaning.
Pedants should reach for their red pens now.
The former journalist raised eyebrows recently when he lapsed into Nonstandard English which is frowned upon in his National Curriculum.
The word ‘OK’ has only been around for 180 years, but it’s become the most spoken word on the planet.
The book promises to help reclaim language used against women, exploring the origins of gendered slurs. But its use of contemporary slang and lack of an index undermines its credibility.
Britons are notoriously bad at learning other languages. Here are some of the things that they find difficult.
Vulnerable groups are being excluded from society due to their lack of ability to speak national languages.
Research shows that mother tongue teaching is the most ideal tool for early child education.