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Tagged With Linguistics

The surprising effect 9/11 had on the English language


Democrats and Republicans speak different languages -- and it helps explain why we're so divided


Trump may have escalated the North Korean conflict by using one of his favourite rhetorical crutches



How to stop using filler words like 'um' and 'uh' in your speech


The phrase 'mother of all bombs' has a long history in the Middle East


The psychological reasons why we use filler words like 'um' and 'you know' in conversations



Is it ACHA or AHCA? A linguist explains why so many people are abbreviating the healthcare bill wrong


Here's why, going forward, you're likely to still hear your most hated corporate cliches


The White House had a curious explanation for Trump describing deportations as a 'military operation'


UK's prime minister just described ISIS by a name it wants no one to use


It's official -- the 2016 US Word of the Year is 'Dumpster fire'


How to stop using filler words like 'um' and 'uh' in your speech



'Arrival' nails how humans might actually talk to aliens, a linguist says


'The blacks.' 'The gays.' 'The Muslims' -- Linguists explain one of Donald Trump's most unusual speech tics


A major newspaper is doing something that could change the English language forever


A high school teacher's pledge to change the way he grades grammar is evidence of a dramatic shift in the English language



Trump speaks at a seventh-grade level -- here's how other politicians compare


Animated map shows how European languages evolved and spread


Linguists explain why Sarah Palin has such an emotional connection with her audience


A group texting app turned off its spellchecker for 72 hours -- and the results revealed interesting insights about millennials