"Language" Blogs & Blog Posts

The Brazuca BlogThe Brazuca Blog

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

 
The Truth About LiesThe Truth About Lies

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

 
AurelismAurelism

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

 
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

 


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Following up on the existential linguistic crisis of 2019, Dictionary.com has awarded their "Word of the Year" distinction to "pandemic." The website tends to favor a descriptivist, rather than prescriptive, approach to language (which is the correct...

Merriam-Webster published its list of the top eleven words looked up the most in 2020. It's a fascinating (albeit unsurprising) reflection of the zeitgeist: CoronavirusDefundMambaKrakenQuarantineAntebellumSchadenfreudeAsymptomaticIrregardlessIconM...

Traditionally speaking, the team that publishes the Oxford English Dictionary picks a “word of the year”—a word or expression that has attracted significant interest over the course of the past 12 months. It’s a way to capture the mood or las...

In this video from 1958, we hear 6 speakers of standard English from different areas of the United States: Smithfield, Virginia; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Brooklyn, New York; North Andover, Massachussets; and Dallas, Texas. Presented by linguist Henr...

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. It’s not easy to put a face on an oil company. These days, geography pretty much dictates the few fans of fossil fuel. Yet,...

You can change the default language on Signal in the secure messaging platform's Android, iPhone, and desktop apps.

The UK's Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, home to the National Parrot Sanctuary where the public can re-home pet parrots, has temporarily removed five newly adopted parrots from view because the birds were cursing at visitors. From LincolnshireLive: [W...