Posts in: language

Why dogs growl and light flickers

Why dogs growl and light flickers

Iconicity may play a surprisingly large role in the English language

By | Posted February 29, 2016

writing

Speaking in invented tongues

How languages build fictional worlds

By | Posted February 14, 2016

PODCAST: Potato Potato, episode 1

PODCAST: Potato Potato, episode 1

With Nisse Greenberg and Dan Duncan

By | Posted February 8, 2016

Sparrow songs tune into context

Sparrow songs tune into context

Understanding how swamp sparrows use context in their songs could shed light on the evolution of human language

By | Posted January 14, 2015

How not to talk about climate change

How not to talk about climate change

Did Obama choose the wrong words in his DNC speech?

By | Posted November 5, 2012

Typographic tweaks, risky receipts, and the zombie apocalypse

Typographic tweaks, risky receipts, and the zombie apocalypse

Our favorites from the week

By | Posted November 4, 2011

The world through language

The world through language

What language can tell us about how we think

By | Posted January 7, 2011