Posts by The Editors

Articles signed by the editors were written in a collective effort.

Language & Culture

Linguistic archeology and the granularity of language change: Interview with Prof. Gerd Carling

Why is lingustic archeology so fascinating? What is special about your forthcoming Atlas project? How do polygons and network diagrams help us understand how language works? We talked to Gerd Carling, the editor of “The Mouton Atlas of Languages and Cultures” about her fascination with languages, both modern and ancient.

Philosophy & History

Amazing Photos of Houses Show What Being at Home Means Around the World

Through the gaze of his camera, photographer Maurice Weiss reflects on the meanings and importance of houses and homes.

Language & Culture

Why Languages Change: Interview with Chiara Gianollo

How and why do languages change? We asked linguist Chiara Gianollo during the 2018 Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea in Tallinn, Estonia.

Language & Culture

“Tatort” And the Politics of Migration on German Prime Time TV

The public broadcaster NDR recently announced the casting of Florence Kasumba as the first Black female investigator in the popular crime series Tatort. Is media scholars’ ongoing criticism of the lack of diversity on German TV screens finally becoming obsolete?

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