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By using ‘distanced self-talk’, you can leverage the structure of language to take a step back and see the bigger picture
«Through adopting this more distanced self-perspective, Aurelius was able to recognise that his feelings of anguish were temporary»
How you read makes a big difference.
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How did humans learn to talk and why haven’t chimpanzees followed suit? Linguistics expert Sverker Johansson busts some chauvinist myths
«Women and men talk equally well. And that means that an explanation for language has to be gender-neutral or near enough»
Emerging slang, identified by searches for words’ definitions
and why (a) large language models are so prone to fabricating misinformation and (b) DALL-E is no super-genius
If language began with gestures around a campfire and secret signals on hunts, why did speech come to dominate communication?
A special class of vivid, textural words defy linguistic theory: could ‘ideophones’ unlock the secrets of humans’ first utterances?
As millions head abroad, our correspondents pick out the words that for them speak volumes about the countries they love and live in
The study of languages has long been prone to nonsense. Why is linguistics such a magnet for dilettantes and crackpots?
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