linguistics

OpSec

Forensic Linguist Says 'Lodestar' Can't Tell Us Who Burned Trump in New York Times Op-Ed

Guessing the anonymous author of the Trump op-ed in The New York Times based on the use of the word ‘lodestar’ is “entirely useless,” according to a forensic linguist.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.6.18
linguistics

Why Linguists Watched the Same Season of 'Big Brother' for 6 Years

Sometimes you gotta suffer for science.
Claire Downs
9.6.17
Talk This Way

Website That Simulates How Speech Works in Your Mouth Is So Weird and Cool

AaaaoooOOOhhhaaaaoOO!
Samantha Cole
3.20.17
ALIENS

An Astrolinguist Explains How to Talk to Aliens

The president of METI International weighs in on the science and fiction of ‘Arrival.’
Daniel Oberhaus
11.20.16
Film

Werner Herzog On Science, Language, Mars, and His Fever Dreams

A chat with the unstoppable filmmaker on Radio Motherboard.
ALEX PASTERNACK
10.28.16
News

The NSA Data Leakers Might Be Faking Their Awful English To Deceive Us

Who are really The Shadow Brokers? Their broken English suggest they might actually be English speakers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.18.16
Donald Trump

Is Donald Trump So Popular Because of How He Talks? A Linguistics Explainer

Logical or not, Trump uses linguistic strategy to make you to believe what he says.
Madison Margolin
7.22.16
russia

Why Does DNC Hacker 'Guccifer 2.0' Talk Like This?

Despite the hacker's confusing claims and denials about his origin, his own words might have betrayed his real origins.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.23.16
hate

The Word 'Moist' Sounds Gross, But That's Not Why You Hate It

Chunky pustule.
Sarah Emerson
5.7.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why a Universal Language Will Never Be a Thing

Why are distinct languages still a thing?
Jason Koebler
4.22.16
Culture

What's Up With France's Obsession With Frenchifying Tech Words?

Stop trying to make "courriel" happen.
Victoria Turk & Sébastien Chavigner
12.10.15
Culture

Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year Is the 'Tears of Joy' Emoji

I'm not laughing.
Victoria Turk
11.17.15
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