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How To Use Sentence Structure To Learn A Foreign Language

How To Use Sentence Structure To Learn A Foreign Language

Answering just a few questions about sentence structure can help you figure out a lot about your new language.
How To Figure Out Grammatical Gender In A New Language

How To Figure Out Grammatical Gender In A New Language

When your mother tongue is English, grammatical gender can be one of the toughest challenges in a new language.
6 Questions With Language Myth Buster John McWhorter: Transcript

6 Questions With Language Myth Buster John McWhorter: Transcript

As part of our “6 Questions With” series, we spoke with Lexicon Valley host John McWhorter about grammar snobs, where linguistic prejudices really come from, and other language myths that just won’t die. Here’s the full interview.
6 Questions With Language Myth Buster John McWhorter

6 Questions With Language Myth Buster John McWhorter

We spoke with Lexicon Valley host John McWhorter about grammar snobs, where linguistic prejudices really come from, and other language myths that just won’t die.
6 Questions With Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty

6 Questions With Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty

We spoke with Mignon Fogarty, creator and host of the Grammar Girl podcast, about her love of grammar and the ‘delightful’ differences between American and British English.
How Does Language Evolve?

How Does Language Evolve?

Natural selection is often at play, but new research suggests that language evolution can be a lot more random than we think.
How ‘Latinx’ Is Leading The Resistance Against Gendered Languages

How ‘Latinx’ Is Leading The Resistance Against Gendered Languages

In the fight for inclusivity, LGBTQ and gender equality advocates come face-to-face with the deeply intertwined nature of gender and language.
Finding Your Way Around Phrasal Verbs In English

Finding Your Way Around Phrasal Verbs In English

English speakers use phrasal verbs a lot. To improve your English, you’ll need to use them too. Learn the 4 varieties of phrasal verbs and the right way to use them.
A Light-Hearted, Very Informative Introduction To German Verb Prefixes

A Light-Hearted, Very Informative Introduction To German Verb Prefixes

In German, verb prefixes can completely change the meaning of the root verb. Here are some tips on how to dissect German verbs into their particles to help you remember what they really mean.
An Introduction To The Turkish Language

An Introduction To The Turkish Language

This portrait of Turkish looks at its similarity to other Turkic languages, the reforms that modernized it in the 20th century and its unique “sticky” grammar.