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Never Say Wolf

How taboo language turned the wolf into a monster.

A Lexicon of Light

Since the universe formed, photons have affected everything.

The Communication We Share with Apes

Hand gestures signal the emergence of human language.

Language Both Enraptures and Deceives Us

An interview with linguist and writer Julie Sedivy.

Cormac McCarthy Returns to the Kekulé Problem

Answers to questions and questions that cannot be answered.

The Rise and Fall of the English Sentence

The surprising forces influencing the complexity of the language we speak and write.

A Linguist Responds to Cormac McCarthy

If language began as a virus, here’s how it spread.

Ingenious: Julie Sedivy

Why language both enraptures and deceives us.