Exposing young people to linguistics

How did you do in your high school linguistics courses? What? Your high school didn’t offer any linguistics classes? Well, you’re not alone; it’s difficult to find any secondary school in the world that formally teaches linguistics. As a scientist, I find that unfortunate. It means that countless bright, inquisitive young people are never exposed…


No Language Left Behind

Imagine the informational and cultural isolation that can result if you don’t speak one of the world’s major languages. Think about how limited your Internet experience would be. This is a reality for billions of people worldwide, who find themselves cut off linguistically from this great knowledge resource. A related problem affects millions of people…