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Terminology for parts of a city

Texts about towns and cities can be tricky to translate. One thorny problem which arises again and again is how to translate the terms used for parts …

Semantics/Empathy

People argue about words all the time. In the past two weeks, I’ve participated and watched as nerds unproductively tried to convince each other that …

The language of labouring reveals its tortured roots

In the modern experience, poverty is closely associated with unemployment or the absence of work. Since the earliest poor laws, work has been …

Mapping the emotions we don’t have language for

Ever wish you had a word for those in-between feelings? Now you do. They’re just not in English<p>English speakers owe a great debt of gratitude to the Japanese for giving us "umami": a word for the savory fifth (and best!) taste. Now, we have a list of other languages to draw from when trying to …

Bilingual brain boost: Two tongues, two minds.

<b>WHEN I was just a newborn baby, my mother gazed down at me in her hospital bed and did something that was to permanently change the way my brain</b> …

Linguistics

This article is about the field of study. For the journal, see Linguistics (journal).<p>"Linguist" redirects here. For other uses, see Linguist …