Long regarded as guardians of morality, women who swore were often policed and punished. But whether protesting or parodying, they have used bad language in creative ways.
For decades, forensic linguists have helped crack cases involving false author attribution, masked voices, false confessions in criminal cases and copyright disputes.
From next year, lolly shelves will stock Red Rippers and Cheekies. It's not a flawless renaming — but it is important.
Remember the 'peanut gallery' from the 'Howdy Doody' show? That term, like many others we commonly use, has surprisingly controversial origins.
Populists leaders are supposed to use simpler language than their opponents. A comprehensive study shows this is not always the case.
Using machine learning to study over 85 million YouTube comments, a research team has, for the first time, identified linguistic differences among cable news viewers.
Differentiating between bad jargon and good jargon.
Some have equated the German word with small-minded cruelty. But the word's meaning is more nuanced.
Why the benefits of bilingualism aren't consistent.
Updates to the Oxford English Dictionary provide a fascinating glimpse into how language changes in the face of rapid and unprecedented social and economic disruption.
A quantitative analysis of potential nominees to the Supreme Court reveals that conservatives could get a real lock on the nation's highest court.
Elon Musk's OpenAI has developed software that can produce human-like writing. Don't mistake that for true intelligence.
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Teaching deaf babies sign language improves the success of cochlear implants – and also safeguards their long-term physical and mental health.
Research on how children learn show we develop language skills by recycling other parts of our minds.
Grammar is a set of tools to make meaning rather than a set of rules to follow. The difference is in how we teach it.
With 52% of 15-year-olds now saying they read only if they have to, experts say a new way of teaching literacy is overdue.
Interpreters are a critical part of health care for people with limited English. The shift to remote interpreting during COVID-19 could ensure more Australians who need these services can access them.
From 16th-century playwrights to 'The Good Place,' wordplay has found clever ways to get around uttering profane and blasphemous language.
The use of military metaphors in some contexts can be helpful. In medicine? Not so much.