The Queen’s love for the Scottish highlands was well-documented. Fewer knew she could speak the language too.
Putin has suggested Ukrainians and Russians share one language, but there are many differences that are important to understand.
With a population estimated at just around 200, Europe's smallest ethnic group is fighting to save its language and culture from extinction.
Research has shown that a music-related hobby boosts language skills and affects the processing of speech in the brain. According to a new study, the reverse also happens – learning foreign languages can affect the processing of music in the brain.
A strong line-up of new films by Irish filmmakers is being showcased at this week's Galway Film Fleadh.
Translators may alter the composition of a line, a paragraph, or a stanza. But when do their choices overstep, and where do the changes stop?
The year-old Freelance Isn’t Free law has already helped freelancers collect $254,866 in unpaid invoices, but more of us need to use it.
The popularity of genetic and ancestry services like Ancestry.com and 23andMe attests that people care about where their ancestors originated. The underlying assumption is that the geography of one's forebears affects one's genes today.
U.S. readers want books from around the world, so why can’t publishers deliver them?
Some of the oldest languages in the world are becoming more accessible with the 50 Words project documenting the nation's Aboriginal languages on an interactive map which is already being used by one Adelaide school.
Having a command of more than one enriches us and offers a doorway to other cultures, as discovered by a team of researchers.
Times of crisis have always changed our slang, with the help of a little black humour. Coronavirus is no exception.
It's a captivating idea: build an interstellar ark, fill it with people, flora, and fauna of every kind, and set your course for a distant star. The concept is not only science fiction gold, it's been the subject of many scientific studies and proposals. By building a ship that can accommodate multiple generations of human beings (a generation ship), humans could colonize the known universe.
Even though the Spanish language is the most widespread in Mexico, there are many other indigenous (native) languages spoken in the country to this day.
Springfield's Merriam-Webster has added new words with unprecedented speed.
Waubgeshig Rice, host of CBC Sudbury’s afternoon show, Up North, interviews Indigenous language speakers from northern Ontario to celebrate the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages.
Wanna talk like a New Yorker? Then you gotta know the lingo, wise guy. flying rat (n.): A pigeon.hun (n.): hundred. As in, “I’m going to a party up on a hun
The restoration of an 18th century manuscript of liturgical choir songs written in the Abenaki language will be an important resource for language revitalization efforts in Odanak, Que.
Irish, English, Scots, French and Old Norse are just some of the languages that have left a mark.
Here are three well-known philosophical one-liners you're probably using incorrectly.
Illinois students in a Hittite class learn to write the ancient language in clay using cuneiform symbols.
Migration is not only reflected in DNA, but also in language. By tracing changes in language, we learn more about the lifestyle of the people that speak it. University lecturer Tijmen Pronk (40) conducts linguistic research into (pre)historical migration.
Scott Moncrieff's English translation of Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu is widely hailed as a masterpiece in its own right. His rendering of the title as Remembrance of Things Past is not, however, considered a high point. William C. Carter explores the two men's correspondence on this somewhat sticky issue and how the Shakespearean title missed the mark regarding Proust's theory of memory.
What do J.R.R. Tolkien, professional linguists, and a sneaky French teenager all have in common?
Phrases such as ‘dosh’, ‘notes’ ‘bob’ and ‘dough’ are more commonplace now
Linguists have a lot of largely untested theories. Borrowing a tool from ecology, researchers built a model that didn’t look for one worldwide explanation.
An endangered language goes extinct every two weeks. USC student Prim Phoolsombat wants to use linguistics and computer science to save them.
A partnership between members of the Passamaquoddy tribe and the Library of Congress to transcribe wax cylinder recordings from 1890 is bringing the tribe's language back to life.