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Problems still unsolved in linguistics.

Our ability to learn languages is by far the most defining human property. But we know so little about this ability; we don't know what exactly …

14 of Colorado's Weirdest Hikes

Hiking

Are ‘Semester Abroad Accents’ Real or Fake?

That suspicious new London lilt may not be as put-on as it seems.<p>When Lindsay Lohan appeared on camera in October speaking in some kind of …

Linguistics

How English would look if each accent had its own orthography

There are a huge range of English accents. It can take a while to adjust to another accent, but our brains do it relatively quickly. If we all wrote …

El español también tiene sus 'covfefe': palabras que nacieron de malentendidos

<i>Covfefe</i> iría en el diccionario de la RAE justo antes de <i>coxa</i> y después de <i>covanilla</i>. No lo está, claro: la palabra nació de un fallo de escritura de …

Speaking out: Mapping the world’s dialects

Where in the world is the highest density of languages? Benjamin Hennig maps the answerThere are approximately 7,000 languages believed to be spoken …

Acentos de quita y pon: ¿Por qué recuperamos el deje cuando vamos al pueblo?

La boca se abre más que de costumbre. Aspiras las eses. No usas la de, o la usas menos. Es como si tu lengua materna se hubiera quitado los tacones, …

How Swearing Works

Swearing is something that's been done across all cultures, virtually since humans began speaking. What is it about these taboo words that offend …

The 11 Very Best Day Trips You Can Possibly Take In Colorado

If you have never seen these magnificent pools of blue before, you’re not alone; the lakes can only be accessed via an 11-mile hike (round trip) …

Hiking

Inventing Languages – how to teach linguistics to school students

Last week was a busy week at Queen Mary Linguistics. Coppe van Urk and I ran a week long summer school aimed at Year 10 students from schools in East …

Language

Things to Do in Fort Collins - Visit Fort Collins

Akinz is a local clothing line featuring super soft t-shirts and sweatshirts hand printed in store and beanies and other knitwear handmade in house. …

Travel

Arabic and Hebrew Speakers Can Both Read This Script

Here's a mind trick: if you erase the bottom half of an English sentence, your brain is still able to understand the words.<p>Weird, right?<p>A typeface designer in Israel knew about this trick and decided to test it out on Hebrew and Arabic. Liron Lavi Turkenich found that Arabic works the same way as …

The Epic Summer Slide In Colorado You Absolutely Need To Ride

Posted in Colorado<p>Do you miss tubing along the snowy slopes? Or maybe you have always wanted to try tubing but find the cold of winter to be too — …

Skiing

A very long list of linguistics movies, documentaries, and TV show episodes

Looking for linguistics and language-related films to watch? Mary Ann Walter, a linguist who runs a linguistics film series at Middle East Technical …

The 12 Most Incredible Natural Attractions In Colorado That Everyone Should Visit

When it comes to natural attractions, there is no beating the stunning Garden of the Gods, which is comprised of deposited red, pink and white …

The Power Law Distribution and the Harsh Reality of Language Learning

I’m an avid language learner, and sometimes people ask me: “how many languages do you speak?” If we’re counting all the languages in which I can have …

The Colorado Town In The Middle Of Nowhere That's So Worth The Journey

Built in 1916, the Chapel on the Rock has served as both a holy place of worship and retreat center for thousands of Catholics, even being blessed by …

Hiking

The evolution of language guidebook

Though we all think we know what language is and how it operates, the reality of communication is far more complicated, writes Michael C. …

Language departments on campus deserve reinvestment

There are two parts of the brain, so science says, responsible for language: Wernicke’s and Broca’s areas. Nested in the left side of the brain, one …

'Anumeric' people: What happens when a language has no words for numbers?

Numbers do not exist in all cultures. There are numberless hunter-gatherers embedded deep in Amazonia, living along branches of the world’s largest …

Inés Fernández-Ordóñez: «La lengua evoluciona de forma natural y es un sistema eficaz en todas las épocas»

<i>Fotografía: Lupe de la Vallina</i><b>Inés Fernández-Ordóñez</b><i> (Madrid, 1961) es filóloga especialista en dialectología rural, catedrática de Lengua Española</i> …

Babel magazine

A Language Out of Nothing

For the first time in more than two decades, Harvard began offering an American Sign Language (ASL) course last fall. Assistant professor of …

Not all languages are equal | My semantics notebook

The 2017 Report on America’s Languages by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is silent about non-standard varieties of American English, in …

“Hay que acabar con el formato de clases de 50 minutos”

El doctor en Medicina apuesta por cambiar las metodologías pero pide cautela ante la aplicación de la neurociencia a la educación<p>Mora, autor del …

IZUR. LEOPOLDO LUGONES

Compré el mono en el remate de un circo que había quebrado.<br>La primera vez que se me ocurrió tentar la experiencia a cuyo relato están dedicadas estas …

‘Miami English’ and the Linguistic Oddness of South Florida

South Beach speech is like no other.<p>Florida is weird.<p>That much probably goes without saying; in its flora and fauna, its cultural history, its …

The totes amazesh way millennials are changing the English language

There’s a way that young people talk these days, and it’s <i>totes hilars</i>. You see it on Twitter a lot, people exclaiming about their <i>totes</i> <i>delish spags</i> or their <i>totes</i> <i>redic boyfs</i>. Linguists Lauren Spradlin and Taylor Jones call this practice “totesing” — the systematic abbreviation (“<i>abbreviash”</i>) of words …

Do you have a 'Colorado accent?'

Our Next Question comes from a Colorado transplant with a discernable Midwest accent: Next reporter Steve Staeger.<p><i>Test your Colorado accent in the</i> …

What happens in the brain when you learn a language?

Learning a foreign language can increase the size of your brain. This is what Swedish scientists discovered when they used brain scans to monitor what happens when someone learns a second language. The study is part of a growing body of research using brain imaging technologies to better understand …