linguistics

Take It Apart by the Seams: Vera Tobin on Your Brain on Fiction

Take It Apart by the Seams: Vera Tobin on Your Brain on Fiction

"Dumb-smart stories", fake news, serial narratives, and surprise endings: an engaging conversation about cognitive bias.

‘Elements of Surprise’ and the Pleasures of Being Had

‘Elements of Surprise’ and the Pleasures of Being Had

Vera Tobin's work helps dispel 20th-century Freudian notions that we are made up of many inexplicable facets, that our motives are unknown to us, and that we repress all that we cannot deal with.

‘Making Sense’ Provides a Fresh, Logical Approach to Grammar

‘Making Sense’ Provides a Fresh, Logical Approach to Grammar

Teaching grammar is like holding water. You just can’t get a grip. That's where David Cyrstal's Making Sense comes in.
A Linguistics Revolution: ‘Arrival’ and the Politics of Language

A Linguistics Revolution: ‘Arrival’ and the Politics of Language

After watching Arrival, the sci-fi technology we think about is linked to one of our most intimate and fundamental technologies: the technology of language.

The Visual Blitz in Graphic Novel ‘Babble’

Just a Phrase I’m Going Through: My Life in Language by David Crystal

Semantricks & The Daily Candy Lexicon