What is marked language, and what does it have to do with the online hate speech of anti-semitic "Echoes" on Twitter?
Here is your Friday Five: Five new books out this week, and links to related content you won't find anywhere else. Ghanaian-American writer Yaa Gyasi’s firs
The Splashy language of fashion magazines prompted one linguist to look closer at the over-the-top dialect in Vogue and Ladies’ Home Journal of the 30s
The modern artist's retreat has roots in industrial-era utopian communes.
Strong language has a unique place in linguistics.
Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman, you old bard and…politician. Clearly you like to sing to yourself, but let us join ...
Commencement speeches have inspired, motivated and captivated many. Just what makes the words found in them so wonderful and life-affirming?
The writer Katherine Dunn died last week at age 70. Anyone who ever felt like an outsider found a friend in her 1989 novel Geek Love.
Mrs. Dalloway was published on May 14, 1925. We look at the book 90+ years on.
Daniel Aaron, a forerunner in the field of American Studies, has passed away at 103.