Wednesday , 22 November 2017
  • How Learning A New Language Opens Up A Parallel Universe

    This YouTube video from Lauren Collins for PBS was incredibly interesting.  While not long or overly detailed or scientific, it’s a window into how learning a new language can shift your perspec…

  • What Is The Rosetta Stone? And Why Is It Important?

    The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous artifacts in all of archaeology.  It is a stone “stele” (pronounced STEE-lee) inscribed with the same decree in three different scripts used in Egypt at the…

  • Does Language Influence Politics?

    It’s a very interesting question indeed – does language and linguistics influence politics?  It would seem clear to most people that the language used by politicians would carry quite a bi…

  • 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…

  • 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…