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.
A look at the recent boon in archaic terms and its relationship to "hipster" culture.
The language we use for people fleeing their home nations may define them as less than human.