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The Origin of Language

June 14, 2020

Language has always been an integral part of human cultural interactions. But is culture the only place from which language emerges? Read on to find out more. […]

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Chomsky’s Innateness Hypothesis

June 14, 2020

Find out about Noam Chomsky’s groundbreaking Innateness Hypothesis, which stipulates that the human language is not simply a part of our culture and learning; we are born with language in our genes. […]

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Wonderful Words: How to Describe Liars and the Lies They Tell

March 11, 2017

Unfortunately, we’ve all encountered someone who’s tried to con, lie, deceive, hoodwink, bamboozle, dupe, scam, bilk, or fleece us at one time or another in our lives. But fortunately, English has some wonderful words to describe these liars and the lies they tell. […]

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What is Linguistics?

February 9, 2017

A great many things about language that seem apparent, in fact, are quite otherwise upon examination, and this is what makes linguistics a fascinating field. […]

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Why The Word ‘Cool’ Has Stayed Hot For So Long

January 27, 2017

The word “cool” is used as a synonym for almost anything good. Music can be cool and restaurants can be cool. Every so often even a minivan seems cool. But why has its popularity lasted over hundreds of years? […]

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