A new study used machine learning to show how American Sign Language is shaped by the need for easier ways to communicate.
A new study found that of the world’s 7,000 recognised languages, around half are currently endangered.
Pandemic-related terminology like ‘lockdown’ and ‘asymptomatic’ are increasingly popular around the globe, but it’s hardly the beginning, nor the end, of the spread and dominance of English.
"This is a word that people have been thinking about for this entire year," says Merriam-Webster's editor at large, Peter Sokolowski, adding "justice" consistently bubbled into top 20 or 30 lookups on the company's website.
The fairy wen, an Australian songbird, isn’t born knowing other birds’ chirps, but it can learn to recognise a few “words.” Scientists explain how they taught the birds the distress calls of other species.
The current literacy rate in Turkey is 91 percent for women and 98.5 percent for men. The government seeks to take it up to around 99 percent within the next decade.
Merriam-Webster adds over 1,000 words and definitions. The last time the publisher updated its web and print editions was in 2014 with only 150 words.
Nigerian Nobel Laureate playwright and poet Wole Soyinka calls on international actors to not name the DAESH terror group as ‘Islamic State' because this gives legitimacy to the group.
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