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The Linguistics of Economic Terminology
Language can inspire and move people but it can also deceive and deflect. Our new president has often been praised for his ability to use language, wh...
March 27, 2011
15,000-Year-Old Words That Are Unchanged
Linguists in England have identified a list of 23 words from seven major language families that have shared sounds and meaning, known as cognates, and...
May 08, 2013
The Internet Makes 'Because' a Preposition
The Internet turns 'because' into a preposition. Why, you ask? Because linguistic evolution.
November 26, 2013
Are Glaswegians Sounding Cockney?
Linguists at Glasgow University carried out a study which they say proved that actively watching TV could speed up language change.
September 10, 2013
Dialect Maps Set The Internet On Fire
Dialect maps showing the variety of American english have set the internet on fire; social media reacts bitterly to NSA surveillance of Verizon; Amazo...
June 06, 2013
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15,000 Year-Old Words We Still Use
There are words we speak today that cavemen would have understood. Anthony tells us which words these are and why they're so significant.
May 12, 2013
Bright Baboons Show Linguistic Learning Sk...
French researchers have trained Guinea baboons to distinguish four-letter English words from non-words. The scientists say their linguistic experiment...
April 22, 2012
Study Finds 23 Words Haven't Changed Since...
British researchers traced the words back 15,000 years. They believe one ancient language gave rise to many modern language families.
May 07, 2013
Lip-Smacking Monkeys May Show What Human A...
Ever wondered what our prehistoric ancestors sounded like when they "talked" to each other? Scientists say it might have sounded a bit like the gurgli...
April 10, 2013
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PayPal Offers Bounty, Google Saves Languag...
06/23/12 PayPal has kicked off a "bug bounty" program to help unearth security bugs. Google launched its 'Endangered Languages Project.'
June 23, 2012
New York Financial Press
You've Got Jeff Hancock
Jeff Hancock, professor of Cognitive Science and Communications at Cornell University, studies linguistics in social media and he sat down to discuss ...
December 14, 2012
Threat To Our Nation, Or Catchy Semantics?
Polls show Americans are worried about what will happen to their country’s economic future come December 31. But is this fiscal cliff as scary as it’s...
December 07, 2012
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