Sociolinguistics and Dialects

So let’s talk about boundaries. People really like categorizing things, sorting them into little boxes: chocolate or vanilla, horse or zebra, hot or mild. But not everything can get nicely...

Linguistics as a Science

So let’s talk about science. Science is awesome and important and it holds a lot of social value. It influences everything from how we get around to how long and...

SEforALL Forum 2018 Recap

Every sectional society has to be working together to avoid a climate crisis. You can’t hit the SDGs without energy. We’re coming to you live the Sustainable Energy Forum here...

Phonemes and Allophones, Part 1

So let’s talk about differences. Some things are easy to tell apart, like chocolate and broccoli. Others can be hard to differentiate, like violet and indigo. But when it comes...

Bilingualism

So let’s talk about multitasking. As adults, this isn’t really something we’re all that good at. That could be even more true about learning languages: learning even one new language...