Language and Communication

Gender rolls

Gender rolls

Some have argued this dichotomy of man / woman and hearty food / lighter fare comes from our evolution, while others believe it has something to do with our biology. In truth: it's entirely constructedRead on »

The Language of Food

The Language of Food

The Language of Food is a love letter to San Francisco, its food, and its mindset, and its cuisine. Computational linguist Jurafsky explores the diffusion and transformation of cuisine across time and space.Read on »

In whose interest?

In whose interest?

Most European languages use the word "interest" to describe the extra money we pay to clear a debt. Portuguese does not. Why do they differ, and what can this tell us about attitudes to money?Read on »

Sensory ways of knowing

Sensory ways of knowing

Bodily experiences and emotions are hard to capture in research methods that rely on models, questionnaires, and statistics. How can researchers record feelings?Read on »