Thursday , 19 January 2017
  • heptapodlanguagearrivallinguistics

    The Linguistics In Arrival Is Based On True Theories

    Note: This article may contain spoilers for the movie.  Read on only if you’ve seen the movie, or you don’t care. One of the best parts about the new movie Arrival is the fact that it is b…

  • surfslang

    Secret Anti-Languages Of Underworlds

    Did you know that there are secret anti-languages that have popped up for centuries in order to confuse authorities?  These offshoots of their original languages have been around since at least the El…

  • bilingualbrain

    Being Bilingual Changes Your Brain Structure

    You may have heard of this in some way before, but a recent article in Wired suggests that the physical structure of your brain may change when you learn a new language.  This isn’t a bad thing …

  • senseofsmell

    The Missing Language Of Smell

    It’s not something that we pause to think about too often, but how many words can you think of that are used to describe a smell — and a smell only, not a smell as a comparison to somethin…

  • childlanguage

    Does Speaking More Than One Language Encourage Empathy?

    Although linguists readily agree there are benefits to be gained by learning another language, not everyone agrees just what the benefits are. When a benefit is perceived rather than being measurable,…