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Relatively speaking: do our words influence how we think?

Linguistic relativity can tell us about our perceptions of reality and the relationship between language and the way we think

What's the Difference between Speech and Writing?

When we talk about 'language', sometimes we mean speech (spoken language), sometimes writing (written language). How are they different? Of course, speech is spoken and heard, while writing is written and read. But there are many other differences:

Υπολογιστική Υφολογία: Απόδοση της συγγραφικής πατρότητας σε ανώνυμα κείμενα

Η υπολογιστική υφολογία είναι ένας διεπιστημονικός κλάδος που διερευνά τον τρόπο γραφής των κειμένων και το πώς αυτός συνδέεται με την ταυτότητα του συγγραφέα τους ή και άλλα χαρακτηριστικά του όπως το φύλο, η ηλικία, τα ψυχολογικά χαρακτηριστικά. Ο συγκεκριμένος κλάδος απαιτεί την εντατική συνεργασία επιστημών όπως η Γλωσσολογία, η Επεξεργασία Φυσικής Γλώσσας, η Λογοτεχνική Ανάλυση, η Στατιστική, η Ανάκτηση Πληροφορίας, η Τεχνητή Νοημοσύνη και, ειδικότερα, ο κλάδος της Μηχανικής Μάθησης.

Should the Americanisation (or Americanization) of English worry us?

From the first settlers to the New World, English speakers have absorbed myriad influences – modern anxieties about ‘corruption’ say a lot about our times 

“That’s what this nation has been built on, proud men. Proud fucking warriors!” shouts Combo in one of the most well-known scenes from This Is England. What Combo would have thought of the recent report that the language of his beloved nation was becoming increasingly Americanised we can only imagine. But very few things have engendered as much debate as the language we speak – from Jonathan Swift’s concerns in 1712 that English would fall from use like Latin, and Samuel Johnson’s attempt in the mid-18th century to “preserve the purity” of the English language, to fresh claims that the “state of innocence” in which British English once existed has been “corrupted” by Americanisms. Perhaps we need to ask two questions: 1) What do modern anxieties about the English language say about us? 2) What does it mean to be English today?

Phablets and fauxhawks: the linguistic secrets of a good blended word

A brilliant word like omnishambles makes blending look easy, but there’s more to it than just jamming words together and cutting off the bits that stick out.