Some people claim it's already been passed. But Alan Turing's test of whether artificial intelligence can act like a human remains an important benchmark for our species.
Use of the words 'traitor', 'surrender' and 'betrayal' have increased inside parliament but everyone outside needs to watch their language too.
The AFL Grand Final is more than a physical contest between professional athletes: it is a day we collectively make meaning, and create culture.
We may no longer say ‘shiver me timbers’, but we still use plenty of pirate words for other things.
As we get older, our eyesight may dim and our recall may falter. But our linguistic abilities don't seem to erode.
Some animals, like rats, learn linguistic patterns better than humans can.
The word 'OK' has only been around for 180 years, but it's become the most spoken word on the planet.
Children as young as eight or nine could be taught in a more adult, analytical way.
The word 'like' has a grammar, and by looking at it, we can learn a lot about what 'like' means and what it contributes to someone’s speech.
Linguists have a lot of largely untested theories. Borrowing a tool from ecology, researchers built a model that didn't look for one worldwide explanation.
As calls are made to ban swearing at work, in public and even at home, a linguist comes out fighting for harsh language.
The platform has provided a forum for the written Scots language to evolve that wasn't possible before the advent of social media.
New research shows that there's much in a name: people will use the sounds in names to infer someone’s physical and personality traits.
Britons are notoriously bad at learning other languages. Here are some of the things that they find difficult.
The relationship between street slang used by young people and secret codes deployed by gang members is not always straightforward.
Writing has only been a part of the human story for the last 5,000 years. In comparison, humans began to communicate using speech some 50,000 years ago.
Gayle remains as popular as ever -- but it has evolved, shifted and become a language spoken by more than just gay men.
Analysis of 228,000 comments shows that while surgeons are likely to be called ‘outstanding’ and ‘brilliant’, receptionists are branded 'arrogant' and 'rude'. But it's not because they do a bad job.
This explains why some aspects of English can be hard to learn for speakers of other languages.
Ever heard of lexical selection? Every time you open your mouth you change the way future generations will talk.