Language wars: the 19 greatest linguistic spats of all time

War of words in linguistics

Words are ever evolving – but not without controversy. From creative applications of an apostrophe to the overuse of literally, what makes you rage?

Bubble physics can explain why dialects appear and how they evolve

The way language and dialects evolve could be explained using the laws of an unexpected chapter of physics: the behavior of bubbles. Bubbles: making everything more awesome since forever.

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Learning A New Language Bolsters The Aging Brain

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register It’s a fact of life: As we get older, the brain can lose some of its oomph. Even the healthiest brain is vulnerable to cognitive aging. There are many ways to help slow it down, but a new study from the University of Montreal suggests that learning a new language early on…

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