Is a Hashtag a Word? The Case of #BlackLivesMatter.
Why We Should Declare an Emoticon of the Year
Did You Miss Any Great Language Writing This Year? Top Lexicon Valley Posts of 2014.
Why Do Hawaiians Say “Mele Kalikimaka” on Christmas?
What’s the Word for Turkey in Turkish?
Five Poems With Fantastic Wordplay
A Better-Phrased Sentence Could Have Saved This Woman “From Her Marriage to Her Dog”
What Do You Call the Night Before Halloween?
4 Features From Other Languages That We Wish English Had
A Course on Understanding People in Ipswich: Is the Course in Ipswich, or the People?
They Helped the Pilgrims—and Regretted It. How the Wampanoag Brought Their Language Back.
What Can Linguistics Tell Us About Writing Better? An Interview with Steven Pinker.
Free “Tudoring” and a Moist Owlet: The 5 Different T Sounds in English
Why Do Pirates Talk Like That?
Why Does English Use “Iambic Pentameter” and Other Greek Poetic Terms?
Ikea’s “Bookbook,’ Soy Milk vs. Milk-Milk, and Like-Liking. What’s Going On?
How Do You Rhyme in a Sign Language?
7 Ways to Fake-Pronounce Any Foreign Language
Do All Languages Derive from a Single Common Ancestor?
Watch Robin Williams Converse With Koko the Gorilla and Be Charmed