"Linguistics" Blogs & Blog Posts

The Brazuca BlogThe Brazuca Blog

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

 
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...

 


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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...

A recent study combines newly available analyses and methods from linguistics and genetics to tackle a long-standing topic in archaeological research, confirming the demographic and cultural elements of a north-south divide in the Central Andes. Th...

Loud talking can spread the virus, but that doesn't mean we should all go silent. Talking to others is important for maintaining your mental health.

The English language is full of weird, unofficial rules that dictate certain grammatical changes for seemingly arbitrary reasons other than "it just feels right." Consider: inserting the word "fuck" into another word for emphasis. The Language Nerds...

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, a 22-year-old activist named Kennedy Mitchum reached out to the publishers of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary to express her frustration with their definition of the word "racist:" A belief that race is the primary determina...

“Is Greta Thunberg a hypocrite?” Google that phrase and you will get thousands of results. It just goes to show that, to a large extent, the “Q&A” model is broken on the internet. Where once Yahoo Answers and Quora were considered...

Lawyers have their legalese. Academics have their own intra-academialogical post-linguistic theories. And it was only before the MBAs joined the fray with their own self-important syntax. If you've ever been in the sleek office setting of a start-up...