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.


Young people no longer understand traditional gestures, from miming a phone call to requesting the check. What does this mean for communication?


As our world has changed due to COVID-19, new ways of deploying emojis have sprung up in response.


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.


Technology is transforming the ways we communicate with one another and interact with the world around us.


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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