Our language catches up with political realities
Scientists have found a cluster of rhythmic brain cells in newborn mice that may explain why spoken languages around the world share a common tempo.
Indigenous languages are under threat. In 2019, there were only about 2,000 Cherokee speakers left, with the vast majority of remaining speakers over the age of 70. RadioActive youth reporter Jared Lam talks to his sister, Rachel Lam, who has been learning an Indigenous language commonly known as Cherokee. She is working on a children's book to help younger generations learn the language.
Gripes and genius moments from readers about learning English as a second language
The Capitol breach changed journalist vocabulary
Too much happened in 2020 for Oxford Languages to choose a single word of the year. So they opted for dozens.
The author of "Wordslut" on reclaiming the English language. Washington state's new 2020 laws. And how to pay less attention to your phone.
A partnership between members of the Passamaquoddy tribe and the Library of Congress to transcribe wax cylinder recordings from 1890 is bringing the tribe's language back to life.
The United States does not have a national language. So why do people demand that everyone speaks English?
When is it okay for NPR to use the word "queer"?