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.
In the 1950s, 'coming out' meant quietly acknowledging one's sexual orientation. Today, the term is used by a broad array of social movements.
African American Vernacular English is part and parcel of Black identity. Its distinctive linguistic features are — wrongly — denigrated.
Languages are always changing and evolving- largely because humans have alwasy been on the move.
From crude drawing to advice and support, the scrawlings on toilet walls reveal differing communication patterns between the sexes
The term Anthropocene - previously known only to geologists and academics - has hit the mainstream. Now it's being tweeted as shorthand for the negative effects humans have had on the planet.
The words used to describe the natural world are dwindling - some are even being hijacked and given modern new meanings.
Is a 19th-century French author’s cosmic joke turning into a real-life global nightmare?
Pronouns rarely, if ever, change. Then along came the gender nonbinary 'they,' which was just anointed ‘word of the decade.’