Emoji

Are Emojis The New Hieroglyphs? A Brief History Of Emojis And Their Purpose

Are Emojis The New Hieroglyphs? A Brief History Of Emojis And Their Purpose

Nearly 90% of online users use emojis to supplement their speech — but what does this mean for the future of language? Let’s investigate what linguistic purpose emojis serve.
6 Questions With Emoji Scholar Marcel Danesi

6 Questions With Emoji Scholar Marcel Danesi

We spoke with semiotics expert Marcel Danesi about the significance of the human kiss, the rise of the emoji and why love is the best motivator for learning languages.
6 Questions With Emoji Scholar Marcel Danesi: Transcript

6 Questions With Emoji Scholar Marcel Danesi: Transcript

As part of our “6 Questions With” series, we spoke with semiotics expert Marcel Danesi about the symbolic nature of language, the significance of the human kiss, the rise of the emoji and why love is the best motivator for learning languages. Here’s the full interview.
Babbel On: October 2017 Language News Roundup

Babbel On: October 2017 Language News Roundup

A Viking language in Minecraft, alcohol improving language-speaking ability and more from the linguistic world in October.
Do You Speak Emoji? How Pictograms Transcend Linguistic Boundaries

Do You Speak Emoji? How Pictograms Transcend Linguistic Boundaries

Emoji are a fast and fun way to add emotional nuance to emails, texts and chats — but can they be more than that? Will emoji become a universal language?