language

Internet

A Rhetoric Professor Explains How to Win an Online Argument

"I wouldn't verbally abuse them because an insult pulls you down into a state of weakness."
Vincenzo Ligresti
11.26.18
Emojis

Emojis Bridged the Language Barrier Between Me and My Father

They're doing the same for many in households that speak multiple languages.
Arimeta Diop
8.16.18
VICE TONIC

Depressed People Use These Words More Often

They're not always negative words.
Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi
3.29.18
education

Stop Putting Minority Kids in ESL Classes if They Don’t Need It

Apparently if you’re young and a visible minority, you belong in an English as a Second Language class.
Hadeel Abdel-Nabi
3.12.18
language

Why You Should Swear Less

Give offensive words their power back and it might just save humanity, says Dr Emma Byrne.
Alex Briand
11.2.17
Culture

When You are a Second-Gen Kid, It's Easy to Lose Your Family's Culture

I grew up in Canada but it was only when I visited my family’s homeland that I realized I was missing out.
Moses Monterroza
7.12.17
Features

We Made a Dancefloor Dictionary So You Don't Have to Call Everything a Banger

You'll never struggle to describe music again!
Angus Harrison
7.6.17
Film

'Okja' Proves That We're Doomed if We Don't Understand One Another

Bong Joon-ho's Netflix spectacle depicts the difficulty and sacredness of translation.
Karen Han
6.29.17
Broadly DK

Words About Love in Other Languages That Should Exist in English

These may come in handy next time emojis fail you.
Laila Tyack
4.12.17
Views My Own

Why I’m Spending One Thousand Hours Learning My Indigenous Language

Residential schools robbed us of our language. To bring Squamish back from less than 10 fluent speakers, I’m immersing myself for eight months.
Char George
2.6.17
Stuff

How Will We Curse Once Everyone's Immune to 'Fuck'?

We spoke to Benjamin Bergen, an author and linguist, about what might happen if curse words stop working.
Mike Pearl
9.23.16
Film

'Arrival' Is Sci-Fi at Its Smartest and Weirdest

Denis Villeneuve's much-anticipated film, now making the festival rounds, is big on capital "I" ideas and doesn't need show-offy effects to grab you.
Brandon Harris
9.14.16
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