The Word on the Street
Words and language inspire us! Read the latest news and updates from Planet Word. Learn how the language we hear all around us is shaping our lives right now and how exciting innovations in applied linguistics—from technology to medicine to psychology to forensics—are changing our world every day.
A new documentary, Talking Black in America, explores African American English through interviews with linguists, speakers, and educators. Walt Wolfram, director of the Language and Life Project and the film's executive producer, discusses the project.
Can physical books and eBooks coexist, or are they hopelessly at odds? Linguist Naomi Baron weighs in.
Peter Wegner blends art and language in this adverb-inspired installation.