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 Vyvyan Evans | Professor of Linguistics

Dr. Vyvyan Evans
Language Expert, Digital Communication Technologist, & Author

I am an expert in language and digital communication.  In my writing and my research I explore the prodigious capacity of our species, Homo sapiens, to mean during the course of spoken interaction, and the impact of technology on language and mind. I have written numerous books on language, non-linguistic communication, meaning, mind, imagination, their evolution, the impact of technology on language and the future of language and communication; I discuss these topics regularly in the popular written and broadcast media. 

My exploration of common questions and issues about language can be found in my Psychology Today column: "Language in the mind", in my blog: "Language creates...". in my popular science writing, and in my podcasts and TV/video appearances.

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The Babel Apocalypse
A genre-blending dystopian, sci-fi mystery-thriller that will make you think about language in a whole new way.

Available in Papberback, eBook and (coming soon) Audiobook.

The Babel Apocalypse website

The Babel Apocalypse earns a prestigous Kirkus star, for books of exceptional merit


"A perfect fusion of SF, thriller, and mystery—smart speculative fiction at its very best...The novel is powered by a multitude of narrative elements: deeply considered and meticulously described worldbuilding, an impressively complex storyline with numerous bombshell plot twists, emotionally compelling characters, and weighty themes concerning the power of language and the danger of humankind’s becoming overly dependent on technology. When the intriguingly complex elevated to another level; the pace becomes breakneck and the action nonstop, leading up to a stand-up-and-applaud conclusion that not only satisfies, but sets the stage for the next installment."


[Read the full review online at Kirkus: here]  [PDF version here]


"Must read"🏆

"I was hooked by the perfect blend of Sci-Fi, mystery, and thriller, and the author's unique method of crashing a near-future Earth society."  Reedsy Discovery review

Language creates...
a blog about language, writing, digital communication and the future of language