"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...

 
Separated by a Common LanguageSeparated by a Common Language

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

 
The Brazuca BlogThe Brazuca Blog

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

 


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In the forests of the Amazon, West Africa, and Asia, villagers often beat on large drums to send messages miles away. While you may think that the patterns are similar to Morse Code, they're actually simplified versions of the villagers' spoken langu...

The origin of the Dravidian language family, consisting of about 80 varieties spoken by 220 million people across southern and central India and surrounding countries, can be dated to about 4,500 years ago. This estimate is based on new linguistic an...

New genetic research reveals the complex demographic history of Vanuatu, explaining how Austronesian languages were retained throughout its history despite near-total replacement of early Austronesian-Lapita with Papuan ancestry Young men in canoes...

They had bodies similar to modern humans, could make tools, and were possibly the first to cook. Now one expert is arguing that Homo erectus might have been a mariner – complete with sailing lingo. Language was necessary for the spread of toolmaki...

When and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests an MIT professor. Stock image of a cave painting in South Africa [Credit: MIT]More precisely, some specific features of cave art may provide clues about how ou...

A previously unknown language has been found in the Malay Peninsula by linguists from Lund University in Sweden. The language has been given the name Jedek. Jedek is an Austroasiatic language spoken by 280 people in northern Peninsular Malaysia [Cr...

Computing scientists at the University of Alberta are using artificial intelligence to decipher an ancient manuscript. UAlberta researchers are using artificial intelligence to decipher the text in the 15th-century Voynich manuscript, whose meaning...