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The Secret Life of Pronouns: Computational Linguistics and What Our Word Choices Reveal About Us

We’re social beings wired for communicating with one another, and as new modes and platforms of communication become available to us, so do new ways of understanding the complex patterns, motivations and psychosocial phenomena that underpin that communication. That’s exactly what social …

At 105, Chinese Linguist Now A Government Critic

Zhou Youguang, founder of the Pinyin system of romanizing the Chinese language, has published 10 books since turning 100, some reflecting his critical views of the Chinese government. Shown here in his book-lined study, the outspoken Zhou has witnessed a century of change in China.<p>Zhou Youguang …

Y’all Vs. You All: Mapping The Linguistic Peculiarities Of American English

These heat maps of the U.S. break down how people use language and pronounce words differently in different parts of the country: Soda vs. pop, sub vs. hero, water fountain vs. … bubbler?<p>If language is the glue that holds cultures together, then examining the United States through that lens makes a …

Linguistic necromancy: a guide for the uninitiated

It’s fairly common knowledge that languages, like people, have families. English, for instance, is a member of the Germanic family, with sister …

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How to Disappear Completely: Linguistic Anonymity on the Internet

Chi Luu is a peripatetic linguist who speaks Australian English and studies dead languages. Every two weeks, she’ll uncover curious stories about …

Feminism

Feeding Infants: Why My Daughters Could Eat Bananas and My Grandchildren Cannot

When my first child was born in 1971, the prevailing wisdom was that you could feed infants cereals, fruits and vegetables beginning at a month of age, when the swallowing mechanism had matured. (This did not apply to high protein foods, like cow's milk or eggs.) In fact, the majority of infants in …

Parenting

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Health

The essential toolkit for working remotely anywhere in the world

When transitioning to a fully remote position, you inevitably learn a few lessons the hard way.<p>The digital nomad movement is a burgeoning cultural …

Remote Working