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Linguistics

How people judge what’s in a name – associating certain sounds with specific personality traits

Do names carry information which affects what we expect someone to be like in ter...

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Linguistics

‘Violence and vernacular’: using research on slang to solve gang-related violence

Across the UK, gang-related violence continues to remain rife and on the rise, wi...

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English Literature

The Voynich Manuscript

An academic at the University of Bristol claims to have successfully deciphered t...

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English Literature

Lines or Loins? How Shakespearean English Really Sounded…

There’s not a student who hasn’t studied him and we all owe him major props for his cont...

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Biological Sciences

Speak the Squeak: A Conversation with Mice

Thanks to artificial intelligence, the extraordinary powers of Dr.Dolittle may soon be imaginable fo...

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Linguistics

A Knotty Subject: The Language of the Incas

It has always been relatively common knowledge that, despite their far-reaching civilisation and imp...

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English Literature

Why Do We Hate The Word Moist?

Scientists have conducted an experiment to understand why people have such strong aversions to words...

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Linguistics

Protecting pluralism: the resistance to Putin’s cultural homogenisation

In October 2017, Sergey Zheleznyak of Russia’s State Duma Committee on International Affairs spoke...

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Linguistics

50 Words for Snow? Language Barriers and Linguistic Relativism

The idea of there being certain words that simply don’t exist in other languages, and correspondin...

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Archaeology and Anthropology

Doctor, Doctor: Is Depression Different in China?

Studies in the field of cultural psychology have suggested that Chinese people tend to express psych...

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Linguistics

Madame Le Président? Feminist Linguistics and Gender Bias in French

Last year, the Académie française (a council constituting the official authority on the French lan...

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Linguistics

Huh? Lazy Language and Convergent Evolution

If you frequently answer questions with “huh?” chances are you’ve been disapprovingly told to ...

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