Posts in: linguistics

No first language

No first language

Gita Martohardjono’s own language story guides her research

By | Posted April 11, 2016

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

Turning criminals’ own words against them

Turning criminals’ own words against them

Anything you say – or write – may be used against you in a court of law

By | Posted November 3, 2015

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

VIDEO: The ingredients of the New York accent

VIDEO: The ingredients of the New York accent

How immigration shaped the famous accent

By | Posted May 16, 2013