Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Bard in Translation

Shakespeare fans,  mark your calendars: next spring, the Globe Theatre will truly live up to its name when it hosts the “Globe to Globe” Shakespeare festival starting April 23rd. During the festival, the theater will present all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, in 37 different languages or dial...
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Talk Like a Pirate

Monday, September 19th was a very special day: International Talk Like a Pirate Day! If you weren’t aware of this occasion, you might have been under the impression that people celebrating it were either drunk or mad. However, the holiday actually has a long and distinguished history, going al...
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Language Change Driven by Men‎

We’re all familiar with the term “mother tongue,” but as it turns out, the phrase may be something of a misnomer. Scientists from the University of Cambridge have found that at least historically speaking, it is actually men who most strongly influence language change. The scientists analyzed ...
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