"Language" Blogs & Blog Posts

The Truth About LiesThe Truth About Lies

Scottish author Jim Murdoch discusses writing, his own and other authors, a...

 
Separated by a Common LanguageSeparated by a Common Language

Observations on British and American English by an American linguist living...

 
softslangsoftslang

Intuitive software for the intelligent mind

 
AurelismAurelism

Blog of a French young lady living in NYC and giving her point of view abou...

 
The Brazuca BlogThe Brazuca Blog

A blog about Brazil, the Lusophone world and Portuguese language.

 


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Talking with others about certain issues can be challenging for you or the other person. You may leave such conversations feeling awkward or worse, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Social interaction and language researcher Elizabeth Stokoe,...

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. The holiday celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. prompted me to dust off the “I Have Dream” speech. It’s a re...

The Associated Press reports that the classic "whatever" was the most annoying word of 2017, though "fake news" gave it a run for its money. Whatever. The recent addition "fake news" was slightly ahead of "no offense, but" for second place, 23...

An explicative can do way more than just add spice to your sentence, it can improve your life. Emma Byrne argues in her new book that swearing is a social good and we should be happy about it. In the book, Swearing Is Good For You: The Amazing Scienc...

Several laws are routinely enforced in an effort to ensure that limited English proficiency (LEP) and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (HoH) patients are provided meaningful access to pertinent information surrounding their healthcare and well-being. These r...

Lorem Ipsum is the not-really-meaningless dummy text used by designers when they need to "greek" some type into a template. (more…)...

Horses use 17 discrete facial movements in communication, compared to 27 for people, 16 for dogs, and 13 for chimpanzees. University of Sussex researchers determined this by studying the musculature under a horse's face and watched videos of horses o...