Some words and phrases today mainly associated with social media have been around for a long time
Insights into the macabre world of lexicography
More on the history of the English language, this time from The Open University in the form of an 11 minute animated video on YouTube.
The strangeness of the English language is a matter of historical contingency, migration, conquest, and adaptation. More has happened to it in its history than to most other languages on Earth.
Do you get through the day without having to swear? Or do you swear like a trooper? An author contends that the norm lies somewhere in between. (Caution: article contains profanity)
Twitter is a favourite forum of US President Donald Trump. He is known for using the 140 characters per tweet to talk up the things he likes ("great"), but more so to rant about things he doesn’t ("bad")
Every day, English speakers follow laws of language we didn't know are there. Now the author of a book on the subject tells us how it works.
South Africa celebrates "Language Month" in February. Various events lead up to Unesco's International Mother Tongue Day on the 21st.
Scholars and their publishers should make more of an effort to ensure that their work is available in other languages
English has a large lexicon for activities relating to drinking alcohol, and being drunk ... and hung over