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Arts & Humanities

The sounds in a Pokémon name impact how players perceive the creature

Characters with harsh syllables in their names were judged to be stronger, heavier and larger.

Politics & Society

Covid-19 Forces Us to Take Linguistic Diversity Seriously

In a time of crisis like the current pandemic, how can we influence behaviour change and ensure international cooperation in a multilingual world? And can we learn lessons from the Chinese approach?

Arts & Humanities

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.

Arts & Humanities

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.

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