When Australian universities cancel their language programs, they abandon their crucial role in promoting engagement with Indonesia. In the long run, ties between the two countries will suffer for it.
In American Sign Language, some words rhyme, some look like what they mean and some are used more often than others. A new database of these features paves a pathway for ASL research.
A young reader asks: How are languages formed?
Our intelligence agencies need to speak clearly, without fear or favour, but also without inflaming prejudice.
Cuomo used language that people forced to apologize often deploy to avoid taking responsibility and show genuine contrition. An expert on public apologies suggests three don'ts and a do.
It would be 'aggressively Australian', holding a mirror up to contemporary society. The creation of the first Macquarie Dictionary, while not without controversies, was a cultural milestone.
Psycholinguistic researchers analyzed more than 1 million Reddit posts a year before and a year after users posted about their breakup.
Dogs' barks say a lot about how they're feeling.
Because of context and history, some words and phrases carry a heavy burden with them. Their mere mention can bring back painful memories and problematic situations.
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.