The word ‘evil’ sends a clear message – or does it? There are deep tensions in what the word means, and what it can accomplish.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee highlights the richness of the English lexicon by picking some tough entries with foreign roots.
It’s hailed as one of the greatest works of fiction to emerge from Africa. But Things Fall Apart was written in English, sparking debate about the colonisation of language.
The Voting Rights Act offers language assistance for voters with limited English proficiency. What can we learn from an Idaho county’s experience offering foreign-language ballots?
Children in the early stages of learning to read should be given decodable books to practise and generalise their developing alphabetic skills.
It was a rocky beginning for English spelling. Then things got worse.
Is British English being swallowed up by American English – or are both versions simply following the same path to a more informal language?
Research shows babies begin to learn language sounds before they’re even born. What about babies who hear two languages from birth? Can a baby brain specialize in two languages?
Those who don’t want Stellenbosch University to make English the main language of instruction have invoked South Africa’s Constitution - but the assumptions underlying their arguments are false.
Whether it’s ethnicity, gender or publishing firm, the Man Booker must do more to correct its poor track record.
English songs from the US and the UK are typically taught to kids around the world. With English now a language of many cultures, why not incorporate songs from the world?