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Posts tagged with "Linguistics"

  • The Emoji Code: The Linguistics Behind Smiley Faces and Scaredy Cats
    Vyvyan Evans

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Vyvyan Evans, author of The Emoji Code

    Nonverbal cues can clue listeners into implied meaning during in-person conversations, but, until recently, tone and nuance were often lost during digital interactions. Enter the emoji. This week on the Science podcast, linguist Vyvyan Evans argues that these icons better allow us to signal our attitudes and emotions in text-based discussions, ultimately making us more… Read More
  • What the F: What Swearing Reveals about Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves
    Benjamin K. Bergen


    Delve into a light-hearted exploration of profanity

    “F bombs” come in and out of earshot as I walk down the hallway of my school. I ask my students if they are going to talk like that in their jobs. Would they say that word in front of their mothers? They shrug. If I’m lucky, I get an apologetic “my bad” or at… Read More