July 22, 2013 What makes a language different enough from its predecessors to count as something more than a new dialect? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers how the human mind's drive for clean categories shapes our understanding of linguistics and biology.
A screen image from a video that professor Carmel O'Shannessy has created. In it, a girl tells a story in "Light Warlpiri," the language O'Shannessy reports she discovered in Australia.
July 16, 2013 Stories of dying languages are all too common. A University of Michigan linguistics professor has a completely different tale about the new language she discovered in an aboriginal community of Australia.
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