Tag Archives: Linguistics

Change Your Language, Change Your Personality

Is there someone in your life who could do with a personality overhaul or perhaps are you looking to have a change of outlook yourself? Well, we have a solution for that you may not have ever considered, one that will give you a brand new skill at the same time. What is this magical(…)


Can the Words We Use Stop Climate Change?

Climate change terminology used to be subject-specific vocabulary for those working in the fields of environmental science, but through both our scandal sheets and serious news has seeped into everyday conversation. Our world is changing, bearing scars as evidence of events that most scientists would argue we have brought on ourselves. The responsibility of creating(…)


Natural Selection and the Rules of Language

Despite being considered a humanities subject, language crosses boundaries with science more often than you’d think. With that in mind, it seems the jig is up. Sorry language sticklers: it appears that a new study by evolutionary biologists at UPenn looking at the natural patterns and standard use of English from 11 CE up to the(…)


Where Do People Even Speak Esperanto?

Esperanto is a language without a home. You can choose to look at that statement in any number of ways, however, whatever it is you are thinking is probably somewhere along the scale of that means it isn’t a real language to it’s enough for this restless warrior. Esperanto, however homeless a language it may(…)


7 Linguists Who Changed the Game

We’ve all heard of famous physicists like Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein; everyone knows the names of famous composers like Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms. But how many people can claim that they know the names of some of the most influential linguists? Indeed, important names in linguistics have not quite infiltrated the mainstream in the(…)