Could bringing back words with positive meanings make us happier?
Can translation software that uses artificial intelligence to automatically translate texts ever replace human beings?
As you make your yuletide preparations, ever wonder where some of the season’s strange words come from? Well, our linguistic experts have the answers.
No one is forcing people to use “iel” with a gun to their head. But paradoxically, by making the pronoun the focus of attention, critics are inevitably making it more popular.
A better understanding of language and its neuroscientific basis would help us handle linguistic issues throughout our lives.
As many as two-thirds of couples do it.
Babylonians were quite formal in their written records, so working out how to be chatty in their long-dead language was an exciting challenge.
As political parties spar, insults and catchphrases are adopted, appropriated and reappropriated in a dizzying verbal arms race.
Banter can be fun, but it can quickly cross the line.
We used brain imaging techniques to show these two activities engage the same region of the brain. Then we wanted to find out more.
National Cliche Day is Nov. 3. So what makes a cliche a cliche? And why do we find ourselves rolling our eyes when we hear certain ones?
The language around climate change can feel overwhelming. A psychology and public policy expert breaks it down in plain English.
Contrary to popular opinion, multilingual practices do not have any negative effect on students’ academic achievement.
Subtitles need to be read quickly and dubbing needs to match lips. It’s not an easy feat.
Comments like Frost’s demonstrate ignorance towards the many structural inequities experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and other marginalised peoples, in Australia.
Standard English is but one of a myriad ways of speaking the English language. No child should be penalised for speaking another
It’s one of the most common expressions used in French but also one of the most controversial. A linguist explains why “pas de souci” is no mere English import.
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.