Watching a foreign film or TV show doesn't automatically teach you the language – but there are ways to make it stick.
Grammar isn't a way to bully people for making mistakes, says a longtime English instructor. It is a way to understand how our language operates, in all its many written and spoken varieties.
Studies of bilingualism show that accents and vocabulary can change depending on your circumstances.
The words we choose to talk to and talk about individuals who use substances are critical, as they contribute to how drug policy, substance use treatment and societal understanding are framed.
No one ever 'triggered' a treaty article before Brexit and Article 50.
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.
Academic words are useful at school and university – but they can be tricky to learn.
The word, which roughly translates to considering the needs of society above your own, has become a buzzword in Denmark.
Hindi is the most widely spoken language of India and of the many people of Indian origin in Australia. The teaching of Hindi has been in decline at a time when the need for it has never been greater.
The Macquarie Dictionary has chosen "doomscrolling" and "rona" as its words of the year. The Australian National Dictionary chose "iso". Is "quazza" too far?
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.