Why Is Bilingualism Framed as an Asset for Some Students and a Deficit for Others?
Advocates and researchers have warned that dual-language programs are increasingly becoming a tool of enrichment rather than a mode of serving the needs of English learners.
How Anti-Immigrant Metaphors Activate an Instinctual Response
For a politician who wants to trigger nativist revulsion, a metaphor can be as effective as an explicit insult.
Breaking the Language Barrier to Prepare for Natural Disasters
More than 37 languages are spoken in one small Oklahoma town, creating a major information issue when extreme weather is imminent.
The Department of Education Is Trying to Promote Native Language Learning
The DOE's new programs will also support improvement in English proficiency.
Being Multilingual May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease
New research suggests it creates a cognitive reserve the brain can utilize when other regions start to decay.
The Unique Linguistic Effects of 'Laughing Out Loud'
Historically, written language has been created to represent spoken language. For the first time, that dynamic is working in the opposite direction.
OMG! In Text Messages, Punctuation Conveys Meaning
New research finds a period, or the lack of one, changes the way a text reply is interpreted.
One Reason for the Gender Pay Gap: You're Speaking It
A new nation-by-nation comparison suggests language is a driver of inequality.
The Missing Words that Help Explain Congress’ Low Approval Ratings
A new study links dislike of the institution with a decrease in expressions of concern for helping others.
Could Hillary Clinton's Voice Cost Her the White House?
Evidence shows that we perceive deeper voices as more authoritative and trustworthy. How will this impact the coming election—especially if there's a woman on the top of the ticket?
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Former Community College Student Teaching English to Children Everywhere
We canvassed the world of the social and behavioral sciences, looking for rising stars whose careers promise to make a lasting mark. We'll be profiling the top 30 throughout the month of April.