Could Digital Telepathy Render Language Obsolete?
April 26, 2022 [PDF version]
While language won't be rendered obsolete by technology anytime soon, there is no reason to think that in the future neural implants won’t impact the nature of language learning.
The Psychology of Natural Versus Constructed Languages
December 10, 2021 [PDF version]
While constructed languages, like J.R.R Tolkien's Elvish or the language of Avatar are strange and exotic, they have more in common with natural languages than you might think.
Technology Is Changing Our Hand Gestures
October 7, 2020 [PDF version]
Young people no longer understand traditional gestures, from miming a phone call to requesting the check. What does this mean for communication?
July 14, 2020 [PDF version]
As our world has changed due to COVID-19, new ways of deploying emojis have sprung up in response.
Neural Implants and the Future of Language
February 17, 2022 [PDF version]
New research on brain implants promises to revolutionize how, or even whether we need to learn language. But such advances raise ethical as well as psychological concerns.
Language Has a Past, Family Trees, and Even Character
July 5, 2021 [PDF version]
Language, like people, is a living, breathing organism, that changes and evolves, that has a backstory, and sometimes, as in the case of English, is the language of invasion.
The Future of Communication
July 21, 2020 [PDF version]
Technology is transforming the ways we communicate with one another and interact with the world around us.
How to Learn a New Language and Why It Matters
February 19, 2020 [PDF version]
Which is the most difficult language to learn? What is the most effective way to learn a language? And which language will best enhance your job prospects?
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