Workers of the Word Unite
March 02, 2015
On language and class at the copy desk.
What It's Like to Raise Your Children Speaking Esperanto
February 19, 2015
Two-year-old Gabriel Nacu is beginning to string together full sentences in the made-up language of Esperanto.
How Obama Can Keep His Audience Awake Tonight: Go Negative
January 20, 2015
Dutch researchers reveal the key to gripping political speeches.
Polling Is Overrated. To Predict an Election, Choose the Politician Who Gets the Most Laughs.
January 06, 2015
In five swing states, the candidate who elicited a higher number of positive responses per minute carried the state.
Does Gay Male Culture Have a Misogyny Problem?
December 15, 2014
Rose McGowan and Azealia Banks aren't totally wrong.
What's wrong with using "woman" as a modifier?
Does The Fate of the Navajo Nation Depend on Its Language?
October 10, 2014
If younger Navajo don't speak the language, the community itself could crumble.
Steven Pinker: These Are the Grammar Rules You Don't Need to Follow
October 03, 2014
Why are we still clinging to these archaic rules? Toss'em!
People Use Fewer First-Person Pronouns As They Get Older
September 30, 2014
And we start saying these other things instead.
A Person's Accent Can Change Your Perception of What He Is Saying
September 23, 2014
New research reveals just how much a French, or Chinese, or Chilean accent changes what you hear.