SCIENCE Linguists Try to Decipher Teenage Grunts Clearly, linguistics exists just so we can give a technical description of those hard-to-spell sounds that erupt from callow youths. yeeah. The eye-rolls […]
SCIENCE Linguists Identify 15,000-Year-Old Words Researchers have come up with a list of about two dozen words that have survived, fundamentally unchanged, for 150 centuries throughout Europe and Asia. Discussion […]
ARTS National Poetry Month 2013: jump mama April is National Poetry Month, a time of year when “schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to […]
Culture is shaped by language. Knowledge is shaped by culture. And in that sense, doesn’t it seem wiser to preserve diversity than to thwart it?