Irony is a slippery concept. Sometimes it's used in speech, other times it's used to describe a situation – oh, and it can also characterize an attitude. Is its versatility its downfall?
African American Vernacular English is part and parcel of Black identity. Its distinctive linguistic features are — wrongly — denigrated.
Pronouns rarely, if ever, change. Then along came the gender nonbinary 'they,' which was just anointed ‘word of the decade.’
One side wants to 'get Brexit done' while the other shouts the 'NHS is not for sale!'. What does it all really mean?
Examining current attitudes to accents in Britain, do the same biases hold true as they did 50 years ago and what does that mean when it comes to the interview process?
How members of America's two parties view the country – and its place in the world – might explain this phenomenon.
Each spin of the news cycle hits us with another 'bombshell,' while everything from free speech to race has been 'weaponized.' What's the effect of being relentlessly exposed to metaphors of war?
A study of Polish children in Glasgow reveals how they successfully navigate complex social rules relating to language to blend in with their peers.