What's behind the Australian habit of nicknaming and abbreviating everything? Nicknames may just reveal how Australians see themselves and relate to each other.
"Twelfth Night" was more than a Shakespeare play; for a very long time it was an extremely popular European winter feast.
Language is the cognitive faculty that separates humans from other animals, but interjections have often been equated with the primitive cries of animals.
One cold morning in 1953, Derek Bentley, a nineteen-year-old youth in the wrong place with the wrong words, was hanged for a murder he did not commit.
Q&A: Lise Dobrin, Associate Professor & Director of the Interdepartmental Program in Linguistics at the University of Virginia's Department of Anthropology.
Why English speakers love "hygge" and other "untranslatable" words about emotional states.
Fragrant. Sweet. Tangy. Certain synesthetic adjectives actually trigger cognitive simulations of eating.