A linguistics column that will uncover curious stories of language use from all around the world--written by a linguist.
Before The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien was a philologist, a specialist in historical texts.
Little Orphan Annie is the latest in a sequence of pop culture foundlings, but America’s orphans of the Great Depression weren’t endearing at all.
The archive of Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, will go to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin
Poet Claudia Emerson has died of cancer at age 57.
A 33-year old Dutch designer, Christian Boer, has created the Dyslexie typeface to help dyslexic readers
Louise Glück has won the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry for her latest book, Faithful and Virtuous Night.
In the rare book world, the earliest printed books are known as incunables or incunabula.
Karen Russell St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, a short story collection by Karen Russell, will be turned into an ABC show
Selected items from Hermathena, a scholarly journal of classics from Trinity College, Dublin.