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Bodily experiences and emotions are hard to capture in research methods that rely on models, questionnaires, and statistics. How can researchers record feelings?
Have you heard the latest talk about language – field language, conference language, journal language, theorizing language? A collaborative experiment is unfolding right now, and you can take part.
What would you associate naan bread, headscarves, mosques and desert bazaars with? Meet the Uyghurs, ten million Turkic Muslims living on China’s western periphery.
Home to around 800 different languages, New York is a delight for linguists. It also provides a rich hunting ground for those trying to document languages threatened with extinction.
Banana slicers, unicorn meat, BIC for Her pens, steering wheel tables — all these Amazon products are subject to comedic reviews, reflecting our desire for the ridiculous and our relationships with products.
Ever suspected that libraries simply assign random numbers to books? The bizarre history behind the Dewey Decimal System and how librarians cope with new fields of knowledge.
How hard can it be to work in Japanese advertising, anyway? Very, when things get lost in translation.
Why do we say that we ‘feel up’ when we feel happy, but when we are sad we ‘feel down’? Metaphors we live by.
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