This Language Matters instalment spotlights a particularly iconic example of trees in linguistics: the syntax trees used to model sentence formation.
This Word Stories instalment shines a spotlight on common words related to cosmology.
Sometimes language isn’t meant to be understood. Uncover the secrets of cryptolects in the English-speaking world!
This Word Stories instalment shines a spotlight on some common words with uncommon relationships.
Delve into the world of translation as we discuss the linguistics of words invented by your favourite authors and their voyages from language to language.
This Word Stories instalment shines a spotlight on a few terms with both cultural “currency” and connections with the vocabulary of gainful employment.
Many of the English words we use every day actually come from other languages. Retrace a loanword’s steps on its journey into English and reflect on when it becomes fully integrated into the lexicon.
This Word Stories instalment shines a spotlight on contronyms - the strange words that can act as their own antonyms.
Good grammar helps us write clearly and precisely. One way to avoid convoluted and confusing writing involves watching out for misplaced modifiers.