Kyanising, kestos and vassarettes
The stories behind famous brand names

Language as headache
How to think like a linguist

Our survey says…
Research into the meaning of feminism

The lost-and-found language of gay men

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A look at Early Modern English news

Return to sender
The impact of exotic Americanisms on British youth

Regular features
Ask a linguist
Why is the letter ‘X’ used to represent a kiss?

Language games
Test yourself on the Aztec empire language Nahuatl

Language in the news
Misogynist language in Australia
Revelations about the history of the OED

Languages of the world
The African language Dagara

The linguistic lexicon
Babel brings you the letter B

Lives in language
Dialectologist Stanley Ellis

Meet the professionals
Translator Nicole Y. Adams

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The Indo-European language family tree

David Crystal’s The Future of Language
Marion Nash, Jackie Lowe and David Leah’s Supporting Early Language Development