How Funny Is This Word? The 'Snunkoople' Effect
How do you quantify something as complex and personal as humour? University of Alberta researchers have developed a mathematical method of doing just that—and it might not be quite as personal as we t...
Sperm Whales Develop Culture, Regional Accents
A study comprising 18 years of data has found that, just like humans, sperm whales develop "culture" as evidenced by their regional dialects. Some of the most intelligent animals can be found, not on ...
United Slang Of America Map: If Every State Had An Official Word, What Would It Be?
Welcome to the United Slang of America. In order to create the map above, we used a layered, multistep approach. First, we called up some linguists who helped us make an initial list of unique words t...
MIT claims to have found a “language universal” that ties all languages together
A language universal would bring evidence to Chomsky's controversial theories. Language takes an astonishing variety of forms across the world—to such a huge extent that a long-standing debate rages a...
Babies' Brains Show That Social Skills Linked To Second Language Learning
Babies learn language best by interacting with people rather than passively through a video or audio recording. But it's been unclear what aspects of social interactions make them so important for lea...
List of historians
This is a list of historians.The names are grouped by order of the historical period in which they were living and producing works, which is not necessarily the same as the period in which they specia...
Linguistics
Linguistics is the scientific study of language.There are three aspects to this study: language form, language meaning, and language in context. The earliest activities in the description of language ...
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Literary criticism
Literary criticism is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. Modern literary criticism is often influenced by literary theory, which is the philosophical discussion of its methods a...
List of political scientists
This is a list of notable political scientists. See the list of political theorists for those who study political theory.See also political science.
How Funny Is This Word? The 'Snunkoople' Effect
How do you quantify something as complex and personal as humour? University of Alberta researchers have developed a mathematical method of doing just that—and it might not be quite as personal as we t...
Grotesque body
The grotesque body is a concept, or literary trope, put forward by Russian literary critic Mikhail Bakhtin in his study of François Rabelais' work. The essential principle of grotesque realism is degr...
Hirmis Aboona
Hirmis Aboona (Syriac: ܗܪܡܙܕ‏ ܐܒܘܢܐ; c.1940 – April 19, 2009) was an Assyrian historian who was known for his publications concerning the history of the Assyrians in northern Iraq.<...
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H. M. Posnett
Hutcheson Macaulay Posnett (c. 1855 – 1927) was an Irish-New Zealand lawyer and scholar who was a pioneer in the field of comparative literature.He used the word 'Comparative Literature' first time in...
Hispanism
Hispanism (sometimes referred to as Hispanic Studies) is the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, principally that of Spain and Latin America. It can also entail studying...
Julián Ribera
Julián Ribera y Tarragó (Carcaixent, Valencia, 19 February 1858 – 2 May 1934, La Pobla Llarga, Valencia) was a Spanish Arabist and academic.
Ribera studied under Prof. Francisco Codera y Zai...
Sally Shuttleworth
Sally Shuttleworth is Head of the Humanities Division at Oxford. She was educated at York, the University of Cambridge and Harvard University, before teaching English at Princeton, Leeds and Sheffield...
Meaning–text theory
Meaning–text theory (MTT) is a theoretical linguistic framework, first put forward in Moscow by Aleksandr Žolkovskij and Igor Mel’čuk, for the construction of models of natural language. The theory p...
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Eric Selbin
Eric Selbin is a political scientist whose primary research interests are revolutions and related forms of collective behavior (resistance, rebellion, social movements) as well as International Relati...