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Advertising february 16, 2015

Google Translate and Wikipedia Fused into Geo-Linguistic Map

Interactive platform lets users learn about history and pronunciation of spoken word across Earth's terrain

Cities april 11, 2014

Matthew Waldman: Why Good Design Is Rooted In Linguistics [PSFK 2014]

The President and Chief Creative Officer of Nooka talks about his techno-progressivist design philosophy.

Innovation february 14, 2013

Computer Algorithm Reconstructs Ancient Languages Better Than Humans

Program opens up the possibility of large-scale recreation of certain dialects.

Culture february 29, 2012

Can Facebook Save A Dying Language?

A group of researchers are putting social media to use in a new way, as a tool to save endangered and marginalized languages.

Culture july 8, 2011

LiveAndTell: The Social Network That Preserves Languages

Embedding endangered languages in the fabric of the social web may provide a means to save them from extinction

Innovation may 2, 2011

Linguist Maps 8 North American Dialect Areas [Pic]

Research shows that North America accents are anything but homogeneous.

Culture april 20, 2011

Etymology In The Age Of ‘Leet’

Researchers claim that the formation of languages is much more unpredictable and contingent on cultural factors, challenging Noam Chomsky's universal ordering of language.

Technology april 7, 2011

Google’s New Software Lets You Navigate The Internet With Your Voice

Google builds a modern day tower of Babel to power unbelievable voice search software.

Design december 22, 2010

English Soon To Be Ousted As Primary Language Of The Internet [Infographic]

With China's steady growth of internet users, Chinese may supersede English as the most widely used language on the internet.

Design october 28, 2010

Twitter Grammar Lessons

Designer Chris Messina discusses micro-blogging syntax.

Advertising june 7, 2010

Hip Hop Word Count: Linguistic Researcher Tahir Hemphill Talks Data And Lossless Communication

PSFK talks to Tahir Hemphill, a creative strategist working to understand the development of language and linguistics in contemporary lyrics.

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