Empowerment through language: Stop putting yourself down
With Reclaim the Night in mind, the Lifestyle section has decided to unpack how the language we use to address ourselves and others has the power to change our outlook from self-doubt to self-confidence
The Language of Time
The language you speak directly impacts your understanding of time. Could the western-dominated scientific community be losing out on important interpretations of the universe?
Are romantic relationships really important?
King Peter of Portugal killed because of love, but is it really all that? Laura Thompson questions whether love is really as important as it is made out to be
Coronaspeak: What impact is the language of lockdown having on us?
The medicalisation and militarisation of everyday language is a tool for national unity and misinformation in equal measure, argues Lucca Di Virgilio
Erasmus students left in limbo as Brexit fiasco continues
Erasmus programmes are in jeopardy over loss of funding
Research suggests babies can pick out words in speech
International scientific research collaboration has found evidence revealing that humans are born with the innate skills to pick out words from language
Are emojis really expression?
Cachella Smith argues that the prevalence of emojis in our everyday speech is changing our ability to use and appreciate the English language.
Bachelors and Spinsters: Is there a way to un-gender language?
Jay Darcy looks at the language used to describe single men and women and how it reveals the deeply gendered and misogynistic attitudes towards promiscuity.
The failures of communication
Ryan Khurana examines the nature of communication, perception, and the ineffectiveness of modern debate
Can language eliminate discrimination?
With the word ‘cisgender’ established in the dictionary, does the term help or hinder the cause for transgender and other LGBT+ people?
The death of rhetoric in politics
In light of recent events, Ryan Khudara critically assesses a shift in political language
International Alcohol Etiquette: Breaking down the barriers of communication
A brief guide on the essential phrases you will need when travelling to order some booze and drinking with anyone, anywhere
How to get away with murder
With us humans–us feeble, naïve, easily swayed humans–using the right language can really change everything. The case hasn’t changed much since the beginning of time: using the perfect combination of words is an ancient weapon used by politicians, writers, musicians and world-leaders. In fact, one of the areas where the correct language is especially useful […]
Joe Evans calls upon us to stop ridiculing and ignoring the increasingly important and relevant issue of dangerous mental health problems
Majority of European languages at risk of extinction
A study has found that most European languages lack the technological support required to survive in the digital age