By the time the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, did colonial Americans still sound like their British counterparts?
What is actually happening when you can't think of the word you mean? It's called Tip of the Tongue syndrome and yes, it's been studied.
Q&A: Lise Dobrin, Associate Professor & Director of the Interdepartmental Program in Linguistics at the University of Virginia's Department of Anthropology.
"False friends" appear or sound like words in their own language, but have different meanings in others. They give us insight into how language changes.
Two years ago, this column sprang into life by enthusiastically wading into the absurdly long-running debate about some ...