Suzanne Toniolo

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The death of languages

Endangered languages have sentimental value, it's true, but are there good philosophical reasons to preserve them?<i>By Rebecca Roache</i>Read at Aeon


Universal Grammar (UG)

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>Universal grammar is the theoretical or hypothetical system of categories, operations, and principles …


lingua franca

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p><b>Definition</b><p>A <i>lingua franca</i> is a language or mixture of languages used as a medium of communication by …


What is the Creole Language?

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>In linguistics, a <i>creole</i> is a type of natural language that developed historically from a pidgin and came …

United Airlines 'Reaccommodated' a Passenger. Is That the Euphemism of the Year?

Each year, linguists, lexicographers and other language nuts gather at an annual conference under the banner of the American Dialect Society. The …

United Airlines

'Mistakes were made': detecting the sneaky passive voice

In a recent enquiry into alleged sexual abuses by priests, Cardinal George Pell said:<p>Mistakes were made by me and by others in the church that …

Tim Minchin mocks 'homophobic' politicians in reimagined Aussie classic

Tim Minchin has mocked the Turnbull government's decision to hold a non-binding postal vote on same-sex marriage in a pithy music video uploaded to …


How 'Like' Has Totally Evolved To Become, Like, A Legit Word

If you've seen the 1995 film 'Clueless'<i>,</i> you'll know it is many things: a teen comedy, a modern adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Emma'<i>,</i> a gentle satire …


Are women over-emojinal?

To mark World Emoji Day on July 17, the Empire State Building was lit up in emoji yellow, and Leah Fessler wrote a piece for <i>Quartz*</i> about why …