Maggie Tardif

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A linguist on Arrival's alien language.

Denis Villeneuve’s <i>Arrival</i> makes being a linguist look pretty cool—its hero Louise (Amy Adams) gets up close and personal with extraterrestrials and …

These 13 sentences led a professor to predict Trump’s win

As many people in the country breathlessly checked the latest polling numbers ahead of Tuesday’s election, Allan Lichtman, a history professor at …

Need to Preserve a Native Language? There's an App for That

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>Over 200 indigenous languages are spoken across the U.S. and Canada, but few are taught in schools. As a result, some languages run the risk of extinction. <b>Darrick Baxter</b>, member of the Ojibway Nation and president of Ogoki Learning Inc., …

Language Learning

Clear skies ahead: how improving the language of aviation could save lives

The most dangerous part of flying is driving to the airport.<p>That’s a standard joke among pilots, who know even better than the flying public that …

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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Books

Only seven people in the world speak this Kenyan language—and now they are trying to save it

The Yaaku people, of Kenya’s Rift Valley, number only around 4,000. And only seven people, all over the age of 70, can speak the ethnic group’s native language, Yakunte, fluently.<p>As the number of Yakunte speakers has dwindled, various efforts have been made to save the language. Yakunte speakers …

Wildlife