Linguistics in the News

Linguistics in the News

The Unique Language of Southern Appalachia (July 4, 2021)

We Are Here: Indigenous Diaspora in Los Angeles (June 30, 2021)

A Tantalising Book of Puzzles is a Gateway to Linguistics (October 31, 2020) 

Why do Masks Make it so Hard to Understand Each Other? (October 21, 2020)

Fact or Fantasy? Tales from the Linguistic Fringe (October 21, 2020)

What 'Arrival' Gets Right -- and Wrong -- about Linguistics (August 21, 2020)

The language had gone quiet. Remarkably, she brought it back, saving far more than just words (August 24, 2020)

Which European languages are endangered? (February 21, 2018)

There is No Racial Justice Without Linguistic Justice (January 15, 2018)

Kazakhstan Cheers New Alphabet, Except for All Those Apostrophes (January 15, 2018)

The BBC in Pidgin? People Like it Well-Well (December 30, 2017)

Blind people repurpose the brain’s visual areas for language (September 18, 2017)

Talking gibberish: The study of languages has long been prone to nonsense. Why is linguistics such a magnet for dilettantes and crackpots? (September 14, 2017)

Threatened languages and how people relate to them - a Cameroon case study (August 25, 2017)

The mysterious origins of Europe's oldest language (July 24, 2017)

Study shows language development starts in the womb (July 18, 2017)

Bilingual kids can pick up third language 'more easily' (July 17, 2017)

The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood (July 20, 2017)

Do you want fries with that? Data shows Americanization of English is rising (July 13, 2017)

The Strange, High-Pressure Work of Presidential Interpreters (July 7, 2017)

Cantonese v Mandarin: When Hong Kong languages get political (June 29, 2017)

Canadian English accent surprisingly uniform coast to coast: Researchers (June 26, 2017) 

Crow women gather to practice language, saying 'our language is our identity' (June 25, 2017)

Why AI careers can start with a degree in linguistics (May 2, 2017)

Four Things That Happen When a Language Dies (February 21, 2017)

Remembering Nüshu, the 19th-Century Chinese Script Only Women Could Write (February 16, 2017)

Localingual Map Lets You Hear People from Around the World (February 6, 2017)

The Evolution of 'Like' (November 25, 2016)

In 'Arrival,' a Linguist Is a Movie Hero (November 11, 2016)

Why Justin Timberlake Sings 'May' instead of 'Me' (November 10, 2016)

Bad Language for Nasty Women (and Other Gendered Insults) (November 9, 2016)

The Possessive Your Guys’ Is American English at Its Rough-Spun Best (November 2, 2016)

DeafBlind Americans developed a language that doesn’t involve sight or sound (October 31, 2016)

Noam Chomsky and the Bicycle Theory (October 31, 2016)

How A Fake British Accent Took Old Hollywood By Storm (October 27, 2016)

Penn linguist determines tipping point for children learning to count (October 20, 2016)

Why infants pay more attention to people who speak their native language (October 17, 2016)

Y’all, You’uns, Yinz, Youse: How Regional Dialects Are Fixing Standard English (October 13, 2016)

The Sexism Inherent in All That Interrupting (October 7, 2016)

Why Technology Has Not Killed the Period. Period. (September 24, 2016)

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Found Her Voice