People change their accents for many reasons, but it doesn’t necessarily protect them from accentism.
Some Spanish-speaking activists are already using a different gender-inclusive term that could be a better replacement for Latino or Latina.
Given the clear importance of language skills for lifelong outcomes, it is critical to set children up early for language success.
Students are less likely to think they can be good at both math and reading as they get closer to high school.
Using urine and signature whistles from other dolphins, a team of scientists has shown that dolphins use signature whistles like names and hold mental representations of other dolphins in their minds.
How to use language clues to see through someone’s ‘expert’ facade.
Interpreters and translators enjoy rock star status in some countries, why are they invisible in Australia?
A language scientist explains that talking was never invented but has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years.
The grammar of persuasion can be subtle – but pro-lockdown tweeters tended to be more direct and less conciliatory than those they opposed.
Created in Europe during a time of intercultural struggle and strife, Esperanto was meant as a communication tool to spread peace among the people of the world. Its speakers are still at it.
Slated by critics, Netflix’s Persuasion isn’t as bad as it’s been made out to be.
Deaf people from different parts of the world can have different accents, whether they speak, sign or both.
Gossip has a long history in forming social bonds, and can be an important part of the workplace.
Around the world, one Indigenous language is lost every one or two weeks. Almost 10% of the world’s critically endangered languages are in Australia.
Fluent expression is not always evidence of a mind at work, but the human brain is primed to believe so. A pair of cognitive linguistics experts explain why language is not a good test of sentience.
Inaccurate language in media reports about strike action misrepresents how unions work and denies members’ agency.
Colonisation, genocide and changes in official languages have resulted in the hybridisation of languages. A mix of Kinyarwanda, French and English is dubbed kinyafranglais.
Some states have changed the wording of their laws in line with recommendations from the royal commission – but more needs to be done.
A mathematician explains how language can keep your online accounts safe and pinpoint your location on the planet.
The word ‘evil’ sends a clear message – or does it? There are deep tensions in what the word means, and what it can accomplish.