Linguist, author of In the Land of Invented Languages, living in Chicago, doing her part to fight off the cot-caught merger and keep "gym shoes" alive.
This weekend the Chicago Cubs play for National League Championship for the first time in 12 years.... READ ON
When the Toronto Blue Jays clinched a spot in the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, their fans naturally wanted to engage in some public celebration—so they took to the streets. But there would be no fires or overturned cars. ... READ ON
These mistakes show that little kids know a lot more about the rules than we think.... READ ON
At eight million speakers, Quechua, the language of the ancient Incan Empire, is one of the most robust indigenous languages in South America.... READ ON
Every profession has its in-group ways of using language, but not every profession requires native speakers of many different languages to communicate with each other every day.... READ ON
Vocabulary.com used their list-making tool to figure out what the most relevant words used in the debate were.... READ ON
Square, circle, triangle—how boring!... READ ON
Comedian and Flama producer Joanna Hausmann not only gives skilled demonstrations of what the accents of various Spanish-speaking countries sound like, she provides vivid analogies that may help you hear the differences.... READ ON
Not even the strictest sticklers seem to care anymore.... READ ON
If you are a budding language inventor now thinking “yikes! What’s an ergative language?” Peterson has written the book for you.... READ ON
There are 293 ways to make change for a U.S. dollar.