Winter Offering: Why Do Languages Change?

Nov 21, 2011 by

Jane Austen employed the word intercourse in her novels in the genteel sense of ‘dealings between people’; today, it means ‘copulation’ and nothing else. Shakespeare used holp alongside the modern form helped...

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Language: The Mirror of the Mind

Feb 23, 2011 by

Linguistic relativism, that is the view that the language one speaks affects how one thinks, is gaining popularity in both scientific quarters and among the general public. I have contributed to this debate in several earlier...

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