Nuno is a puppeteer and scriptwriter who spends his time twiddling his thumbs inside and outside puppets' heads. He enjoys daydreaming, biking in Berlin and opera. Some of his best friends are made of felt and foam!
Different languages conceptualize time differently, but is this the result of cultural, historical, and technological development — or of linguistic difference? If words and grammar influence the perception of time, our preconceptions of time as a universal phenomenon are about to be challenged!
Prof. Ghil’ad Zuckermann is a renowned linguist and scholar originally from Israel and currently based in Australia. He talked to Babbel about strategies for linguistic revitalization and the political issues surrounding linguistic change and preservation.
Traveling inevitably involves some unpleasant moments sprinkled in with all the excitement — but what if those negative experiences became your whole trip? Here are four different psychological syndromes that are induced solely by wanderlust.
Pronouncing English words like “hyperbole” or “plough” can give even native speakers trouble. The International Phonetic Alphabet started out as an attempt to help navigate these murky spelling waters, and became a project with global scope. It aims to reproduce all existing sounds in language.
Languages are an incredible asset for the career minded. Not only do they open doors to business opportunities, they cement trust and understanding between collaborators and strangers. The number of jobs requiring language skills is considerable and keeps growing. Here are some examples!
What languages did our ancestors speak and what symbols did they write that scholars and researchers have yet to decipher? Are these unsolvable mysteries or will modern scientific and statistical methods provide information about vanished civilizations and cultures?
Writing has been around for over 5000 years, but there is a wider variety of unique writing systems than you might think. We look at the history of writing, separating myth from fact, and follow its myriad threads to the four distinct systems in use today.