Content tagged 'language-trends'

Language in the news

Monitor language trends and endangered languages, refresh you knowledge of how English developed, and get a glimpse of interpreters who participated in historical events.

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Language in the news

Information on hyperpolyglots, the translation of humor, the roots of alfalfa and algebra, those not-always-innocent shifts in usage and the rise and fall of language.

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Language in the news

Find out who has published memoirs, why top prizes can’t be awarded, and what rats, monkeys and humans have in common.

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One world, one language?

Barbarians! That's what the Roman Empire, in its latter days, called the Germanic tribes migrating south. The Romans had borrowed the word from the Greek barbaros, meaning 'unable to speak intelligibly', just well enough to stammer 'bar-bar-bar'.

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