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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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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