Books

What Causes A Language To Die?

What Causes A Language To Die?

The death of a language is a loss to the world. But more important than mourning is understanding how and why these languages are lost.
5 Norwegian Books To Help You Learn The Language

5 Norwegian Books To Help You Learn The Language

Cozy up with one of these Norwegian books, recommended by our language experts.
Introducing Catherine Cusset’s ‘Life Of David Hockney’

Introducing Catherine Cusset’s ‘Life Of David Hockney’

This month, we’re reading a novelistic biography of a famed artist that is equal parts joyous and tragic.
Who’s Afraid Of A Semicolon?

Who’s Afraid Of A Semicolon?

In ‘Semicolon,’ historian Cecelia Watson dives into the odd history of the fascinating punctuation mark.
5 Books To Help You Learn Polish

5 Books To Help You Learn Polish

Polish can be a tough nut to crack for language learners, but these books will help you cement your reading comprehension skills.
Technology Will Change Language Whether We Like It Or Not

Technology Will Change Language Whether We Like It Or Not

In her new book ‘Because Internet,’ Gretchen McCulloch explains the incredible changes that have been happening to language online.
Introducing Daria Bogdanska’s ‘Wage Slaves’

Introducing Daria Bogdanska’s ‘Wage Slaves’

This month’s book is about the struggle to find both work and friends in a new country.
A Guide To Foreign Language Reading

A Guide To Foreign Language Reading

Whether you’re starting out or are an advanced learner, here are tips for making the most of reading books in another language.
Introducing Philippe Besson’s ‘Lie With Me’

Introducing Philippe Besson’s ‘Lie With Me’

A French novella about young love and discovering who you are.
5 Dutch Books To Help You Learn The Language

5 Dutch Books To Help You Learn The Language

From children’s stories to World War II novels, this list of Dutch books provides language learners with a variety of options for every skill level.
Book Boats: How Floating Libraries Make Language More Accessible

Book Boats: How Floating Libraries Make Language More Accessible

From the rivers of Laos to the islands of Sweden, these book boats are bringing literature and language to the farthest reaches of the globe.
Introducing Can Xue’s ‘Love In The New Millennium’

Introducing Can Xue’s ‘Love In The New Millennium’

Love is all around! As well as paranoia. And informants. And magical herbal medicine. And people who sing like cicadas.
Fantastic Languages And Where To Hear Them: Languages In The Harry Potter Universe

Fantastic Languages And Where To Hear Them: Languages In The Harry Potter Universe

Every Harry Potter fan knows about Parseltongue, but which other languages are spoken in the Harry Potter universe? Let’s geek out… erm… FIND out!
Invented Languages: 9 Beloved Conlangs From Pop Culture

Invented Languages: 9 Beloved Conlangs From Pop Culture

Whether you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, Star Trek or 1984, you’ve been exposed to some of pop culture’s favorite conlangs. Here’s a guide.