What The Origin of Species and the love of dogs reveal about comprehension and cognition. “Words belong to each other,” Virginia Woolf memorably proclaimed in the only surviving recording of her voice.
Everyone got mad at the Germans. More than 98 percent of all scientific articles published today are in English, but that hasn’t always been the case. “There used to be one language of science in Europe,
A new deal with Penguin UK means a greater variety of books for the insurgent platform. Want to read books on a screen? Up to now, two large companies would make that easy for you. Option #1: Apple’s system.
Some studies mean so much more than others, and few mean anything without honest context. If you took to heart the recent cover story in The Economist, “How Science Goes Wrong,” you might be tempted throw
By Caitlin Dewey Caitlin Dewey Reporter covering food policy Email Bio Follow Less than five percent of current world languages are in use online, according to a recent study by prominent linguist András
The professions with the widest vocabulary, such as doctors and lawyers, use about 23,000 words. Interpreters and translators who work for these specialized professions often use this kind of advanced
Linguists are recognizing the delightful evolution of the word "because." Let's start with the dull stuff, because pragmatism. The word "because," in standard English usage, is a subordinating conjunction,