"Linguistics" Blogs & Blog Posts

Memoirs of a LinguistMemoirs of a Linguist

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, w...

 
The Brazuca BlogThe Brazuca Blog

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

 
Separated by a Common LanguageSeparated by a Common Language

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

 


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In the era of text messaging, tweeting, and digital communication, capitalization can be a Real Bitch. From a young age, we're trained to capitalize the first letter of defined terms, the beginning of sentences, and proper nouns — the names of...

Human language and communication skills are unique in the animal kingdom. How they developed in the course of evolution is being researched, among other things, using the alarm call system of vervet monkeys. East African vervet monkeys warn their con...

A region's climate has a greater impact than landscape on how many languages are spoken there, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows. Credit: Sherrie Thai/FlickrThe research team mapped language diversity around the world...

A University of Bristol academic has succeeded where countless cryptographers, linguistics scholars and computer programs have failed - by cracking the code of the 'world's most mysterious text', the Voynich manuscript. Vignette A illustrates the er...

Most Europeans descend from a combination of European hunter-gatherers, Anatolian early farmers, and Steppe herders. But only European speakers of Uralic languages like Estonian and Finnish also have DNA from ancient Siberians. Now, with the help of...

The Sino-Tibetan language family includes early literary languages, such as Chinese, Tibetan, and Burmese, and is represented by more than 400 modern languages spoken in China, India, Burma, and Nepal. It is one of the most diverse language families...

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