Tag: linguistics

Three MIT researchers have investigated the tendency for languages to place words that work together as closely as possible. This property, dubbed the “dependency length...

It has already been established that social media speeds up language evolution, but as the Chinese government actively censors online communities, the country's language...

Only a small portion of the world's 7,000 languages have extensive written records. Those that are the least well-documented are the most in danger...

The name Pluto comes from the greek Ploutōn (Πλούτων), who was the ruler of the underworld in Greek and Roman religion and mythology. Plouton,...

The children's dictionary writers at Oxford University Press (OUP) named #, or hashtag, the UK children's word of the year. Through the annual analysis...

In the well-known left and right brain divide, language has been placed as a logical function of the left. The center of language comprehension...

This week the U.S. House of Representatives will debate the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806). The bill could seriously jeapordize federal...