We create words to label people, places, actions, thoughts, and more so we can express ourselves meaningfully to others. Do humans' shared cognitive abilities and dependence on languages naturally provide a universal means ...
If you're too "basic" to "YOLO" or think that slang is never "on fleek," fear not: How teenagers speak IRL is not ruining the English language, according to Kansas State University linguistics research.
The Africanews channel launched Monday with coverage of the continent in English and French that is only available online for now, but which its backers hope to expand to TV broadcasts soon.
Digitizing books published before 1700 has created an aesthetic as well as quite pragmatic "black-dot problem" in translated texts, with the word "love," for example, showing up as "lo•e."
As the champagne corks pop at the end of the New Year's Eve countdown, it's the perfect time to think about what you'd like to accomplish in 2016.
Millions of people each month report positive and negative health care feedback across the Web. Some jump into forums to complain about ineffective prescriptions or to discuss which drugs are best to treat illnesses. Others ...
What do you get if you cross a kangaroo with an elephant?
Friederike Tegge, who has taught German and English, was inspired to conduct research on pop music when she observed that many of her students showed a surprising memory for song lyrics in a foreign language and could repeat ...
Linguistic construction called the "verb second constraint" could explain how people acquire language
A new research project examining a linguistic construction called the verb second constraint could, academics believe, help to explain how people acquire language.