LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS Discussions (165)

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NSFW: Steven Pinker - The Language of Swearing

NSFW for explicit language.  

Started by A Former Member

3 Jun 28, 2011
Reply by Rev. Mathew G. Thompson

From Grunting To Gabbing: Why Humans Can Talk

From Grunting To Gabbing: Why Humans Can Talk Most of us do it every day without even thinking about it, yet talking is a uniquely human a…

Started by A Former Member

2 May 25, 2011
Reply by A Former Member

Speaking in Tongues: The History of Language

I watched this last week. It was an interesting 5-part series, but only a cursury introduction to language and linguistic theory. Much of t…

Started by A Former Member

0 Dec 29, 2010

HOW DOES OUR LANGUAGE SHAPE THE WAY WE THINK?

I encountered this article as I searched for cultures that didn't use the concept of "left" and "right". This is the case for an aboriginal…

Started by Andrew Mylko

1 Dec 22, 2010
Reply by A Former Member

A Click of the Tongue: Ultrasound Translates Dying Languages

A Click of the Tongue: Ultrasound Translates Dying Languages Linguists have found a new application for ultrasound—decoding dying languages…

Started by A Former Member

0 Dec 22, 2010

How Reading Rewires the Brain

How Reading Rewires the Brain Written language poses a puzzle for neuroscientists. Unlocking the meaning in a string of symbols requires…

Started by A Former Member

0 Nov 17, 2010

The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations, by Charles Harrington Elster

  This is an enjoyable book to read, and a good reference book to have handy. I didn't read all the entries, as some are quite long, but i…

Started by A Former Member

0 Oct 26, 2010

Language tree rooted in Turkey

From 2003.  - DG Language tree rooted in TurkeyEvolutionary ideas give farmers credit for Indo-European tongues. A family tree of Indo-Euro…

Started by A Former Member

0 Oct 16, 2010

Lost in Translation (Different Article, Same Title)

I have posted an article with this same title before, but this is a different one, not a repeat.  - DG Lost in TranslationWe don’t shape la…

Started by A Former Member

0 Oct 11, 2010

Undocumented language found hidden in India

Undocumented language found hidden in India WASHINGTON – A "hidden" language spoken by only about 1,000 people has been discovered in the r…

Started by A Former Member

2 Oct 9, 2010
Reply by A Former Member

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