Understanding the phenomenon known as "verbing"--where nouns are turned into verbs.
How politicians use language to manipulate the public and sway them toward particular world-views.
Inspired by the Gretchen famous line in the film Mean Girls, Chi Luu explores how politicians mobilize language to sway public opinion.
Constructed languages like Klingon excite us because they enable us to actively participate in foreign or "alien" cultures.
Translating "Merry Christmas" into Hawaiian offers insight into the language's modest inventory of consonants.
The metaphor isn't just a literary device; it informs our conceptual understanding of language and the world.
I say "Harvard" and you say "Hahvahd"
The pun is in an interesting bind: it is both ubiquitous and reviled. We try to understand why.