linguistics

Advertising 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

Design 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 Computer Algorithm Reconstructs Ancient Languages Better Than Humans

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

Technology 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.

Work 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 Linguist Maps 8 North American Dialect Areas [Pic]

Research shows that North America accents are anything but homogeneous.

Technology 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 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 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.

Work Twitter Grammar Lessons

Designer Chris Messina discusses micro-blogging syntax.

Advertising 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.