"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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There are more than 7000 languages spoken in the world today. If you ask different linguists about the causes of this diversity, you can expect a multitude of answers. To shed light on the issue, a team of international researchers has investigated h...

Using advanced digital imaging technologies, classics professor and archaeologist Dimitri Nakassis is changing long-held perceptions of how prehistoric Greek communities functioned. Linear B tablet from Pylos [Credit: University of Colorado Bou...

The genetic diversity of peoples of the Ural language family living in Europe and Siberia are strongly influenced by a geography. However, the genetics from Estonia and Russia found common genetic component in Ural-speaking populations. Presumably, i...

Mother or father who has a stronger influence on their children's language has puzzled linguists for many years? Mother tongue hypothesis refers to that the language usage follows matrilineal inheritance. Father tongue hypothesis refers to that pater...

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...