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Language Landscape

by on June 1, 2015

What is it? Language Landscape is a project that aims to map the distribution of languages all around the world. It is headed by a group of linguistics PhD students based in London. The Language Landscape Map seeks to represent…

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Warring words

by on December 16, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, our etymology enthusiast, Natalie Chang (who runs the Gobbledygook column), burst into an editorial meeting talking about just how interesting the word ‘gung ho’ is. Indeed, nobody but an etymology enthusiast would be so gung…

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What does a linguist do?

by on November 14, 2014

Like all good magazines, we love hearing from our readers. We’re all about how linguistics helps us understand the world; we wanted to hear how the world understands linguistics. So we asked you a very simple question in our inaugural readers’…

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