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On Language Language is so tightly woven into human experience that it is scarcely possible to imagine life without it.
Yesterday, the Open University released ‘The History of English in 10 Minutes,’ a witty animated sequence that takes you through 1600 years of linguistic history.
Words, pitch, and rhythm.
1. A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.
by Maria Popova
Eric Fischer maps language communities on Twitter using Chrome's open-source language detector .
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While reading silently, we often have the subjective experience of inner speech.
by Maria Popova
It’s a timeless project—and a priceless opportunity: Advanced students at the University of Notre Dame are currently working with some of Italy’s top linguistics experts to assemble the most complete historical dictionary of the Italian language prior to 1375.
THIS is not to tweak a rival publication; I'm honestly curious. Is anyone tripped up by this passage from Forbes ?
Have you ever read something and thought, “that’s prejudiced”, but without the ability to put your finger on exactly how ?
FROM Time comes a report of a delightful study published in Language . Why does it seem like some languages are spoken faster than others? The answer is that speed depends on the average amount of information packed in a single syllable.
THE internet is replete with funny Chinese signs in English, but a friend currently in Kunming, in southwester China, sends in a doozy of an unusual one.
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