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Does grammar matter?
It can be hard sometimes, when speaking, to remember all of the grammatical rules that guide us when we're writing. When is it right to [...]
01 Mar 2021
Who counts as a speaker of a language?
Backed by research and personal anecdotes, Spanish professor Anna Babel reveals the intricate relationship between language and culture, showing how social categories and underlying biases [...]
04 Jan 2021
In Memoriam Ken Robinson
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Read more
15 Oct 2020
Who decides what words mean
Bound by rules, yet constantly changing, language might be the ultimate self-regulating system, with nobody in charge. Read more
27 Juil 2020
4 reasons to learn a new language
English is fast becoming the world's universal language, and instant translation technology is improving every year. So why bother learning a foreign language? Linguist and [...]
26 Fév 2020
International Mother Language Day
The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day was the initiative of Bangladesh. It was approved at the 1999 UNESCO General Conference and has been observed throughout the [...]
21 Fév 2020
How languages evolve
Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with [...]
12 Fév 2020
Where did English come from?
When we talk about 'English', we often think of it as a single language. But what do the dialects spoken in dozens of countries around [...]
25 Jan 2020
How America saved old-fashioned English grammar
Is America ruining English or giving it new life? Most of this old transatlantic debate concerns words. Is elevator an improvement on lift? Why say transportation when transport will do? Sometimes [...]
17 Jan 2020
The benefits of a bilingual brain
It's obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other [...]
09 Jan 2020