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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Romanian: The Forgotten Romance Language
This video is all about Romanian - the forgotten Romance language! Special Thanks to Alexandru Zaharia for providing excellent audio samples for this video! Say hi to Mickey in the comments! Suppor...
Speaking more than one language changes your brain
Many studies have been conducted and have shown that learning more than one language is beneficial to so many aspects of your life but especially your brain! It can actually grow in size!
Can Reading Make You Happier?
After the First World War, traumatized soldiers were often prescribed a course of reading.
Google AI Creates Its Own Language: AI New Language
Google brain neural network AI has reportedly created its own universal language, which allows the system to translate between other languages without knowin...
Amazing baby! 4-year-old Bella from Moscow
4-year-old Bella from Moscow easily speaks Russian, English, French, Chinese, Spanish, German and Arabic!
Study Shows LSD’s Effects On Language And Speech
Lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, is a synthetic drug that has been abused for its hallucinogenic properties since the 1960s. LSD can produce visual hallucinations and delusions that affect the cons...
Why You Hate The Word "Moist", According To Science
Words have the power to inform, embolden, and inspire. But very few have the power to send a cold shiver up your spine quite like the word “moist.” Thanks to a new piece of research, scientists might ...
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...
Ancient Tattooed Aryan Mummies of Asia
Central Asian Caucasoids, tall people with red or blond hair and light eyes, had long been the subject of ancient Chinese legend. Then, in the early 20th century, archeologists digging in the Tarim Ba...
Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids
Reading is a skill humans aren't born with, but schools are designed to reward those whose brains are well-wired to read, which can complicate the learning experience for kids with dyslexia.
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...
Romanian City Gives Free Bus Rides To Passengers Who Read Books Inside
To encourage more people to read on public transportation, I proposed to our mayor Emil Boc that the city not charge passengers who read books. It took me more than a year to make this proposal a real...
These kids can't sit still. And that's exactly the point of this new reading classroom.
The program is called Read and Ride and it's making kids smarter and healthier at the same time.
Historical linguistics
Historical linguistics, also called diachronic linguistics, is the scientific study of language change over time. Principal concerns of historical linguistics include:
Modern historical linguistic...
Semiotics
Semiotics (also called semiotic studies; not to be confused with the Saussurean tradition called semiology) is the study of meaning-making, the philosophical theory of signs and symbols. This includes...
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Descriptive linguistics
In the study of language, description or descriptive linguistics is the work of objectively analyzing and describing how language is actually used (or how it was used in the past) by a group of people...
Applied linguistics
Applied linguistics is an interdisciplinary field of linguistics that identifies, investigates, and offers solutions to language-related real-life problems. Some of the academic fields related to appl...
Linguistic prescription
Linguistic prescription (or prescriptivism) is the practice of elevating one variety or manner of language use over another. It may imply some forms are incorrect, improper, illogical, lack communicat...
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Generative grammar
In theoretical linguistics, a generative grammar refers to a particular approach to the study of syntax. A generative grammar of a language attempts to give a set of rules that will generate exactly ...
Cognitive linguistics
Cognitive linguistics (CL) refers to the branch of linguistics that interprets language in terms of the concepts, sometimes universal, sometimes specific to a particular tongue, which underlie its for...
Outline of linguistics
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to linguistics:Linguistics is the scientific study of natural language. Someone who engages in this study is called a linguist. Li...
Index of linguistics articles
Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Someone who engages in this study is called a linguist. See also the Outline of linguistics, the List of phonetics topics, the List of lingu...
Lexical semantics
Lexical semantics, is a subfield of linguistic semantics. The units of analysis in lexical semantics are lexical units which include not only words but also sub-words or sub-units such as affixes and ...