Unique pieces for the inquisitive lovers of language and linguistics.
MY JOURNEY WITH LANGUAGE LEARNING
26 Jan 2024
The Language Taking Over the World: English as a Lingua Franca
As the English language clings onto its lingua franca status, what does this mean for the rest of the world? Is English a threat to other languages? Or is its growth an inevitable effect of globalisation? Emma Burnett discusses.
5 Dec 2023
A Rose By Any Other Name: ‘Cobs’ and ‘Jitties’, ‘Barms’ and ‘Ginnels’
Why do we have so many words for so many things? Local words and accents are important for identity, and the strange little aspects of our language are all evidence of the development of language in a local area.
6 Mar 2023
Localisation and Transcreation in video games
A case study of Nintendo’s “Animal Crossing” to answer the question “what is localisation, why is it important, and what does it look like when done right?”
Meet the Editor
A nerd in every sense, Charlie is this year's Language and Linguistics editor. She recently graduated in Modern Languages with Translation Studies, including a year spent in Paris, and is now working towards an MA in Translation Studies. She speaks French and has just started learning Japanese! In her spare time, she plays video games, watches movies, and spends plenty of time with her two gerbils.