Do You Speak a Language? Check Out These Linguistics Books To Learn More!

Do You Speak a Language? Check Out These Linguistics Books To Learn More!

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Whether you use language to communicate or have formally studied linguistics, you can’t deny that language is interesting. How its both simple and complex, how you learn the rules then break them, how you have to follow said rules but also rely on instinct, and so much more. These books will both teach you about language and linguistics, and you’ll also learn more about the world than you thought some language book could teach you. Go check these out! 1. Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCullogh A personal favorite, Because Internet is a hilarious, relatable, …

Get Excited for the World Language Museum!

Get Excited for the World Language Museum!

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There are so many museums out there in the world, and finally there is going to be a museum dedicated to words and language. The museum will be located in Washington, DC, which is also home to the first ever African American Museum. Now it will be home to the first ever word and language museum, right in the city’s heart, inside the historic Franklin School. Image via D C Curbed It is going to be 51,000 square feet and it will have many different exhibits. The museum is designed to educate people on the different languages from around the …

The Family That Inspired the Language of Food in Alyson Richman’s ‘The Secret of Clouds’

The Family That Inspired the Language of Food in Alyson Richman’s ‘The Secret of Clouds’

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Alyson Richman’s latest novel, The Secret of Clouds, is, as she puts it, her ‘love letter to teachers.’ Exploring the transformative bond between an ill child, Yuri, and his tutor, Maggie, the novel was inspired by Richman’s extraordinary friend, the type of person you don’t come across every day. Christina is a third grade teacher, who, each year, has her class write a letter to their eighteen-year-old selves. Christina then keeps the letters and mails them to the children upon their graduation from high school. Richman was understandably intrigued by Christina’s commitment to creating such a moving time capsule for each of …

Is It Daylight Saving Time… or Daylight Savings Time?

Is It Daylight Saving Time… or Daylight Savings Time?

Whatever we call it, it’s almost here—you know, that time when we change our clocks in a way that’s us NOT snoozing our alarms. Apparently, there’s been some debate over how this phenomenon is spelled. So, take a moment to honestly evaluate whether you spell it Daylight Saving Time or Daylight Savings Time… and whether or not you’re right. Life is full of embarrassing moments, and language is no exception. Maybe yours was the moment you realized ‘irregardless’ isn’t a word—and hornswaggle somehow is (it means to deceive or trick). Chances are, nobody’s called you out on your spelling of …