As the Greek philos and logos together have been to tell, love of words and mind has been the sense of the field. There is no requirement for a sentimentalist flair: love is an elegant shape for a word, and mind dislikes affective disorders. Compared with nonsense as ugly as a mind without natural language — love is dainty. More→
The "mother of tongues" had no words for a man, woman, or child?
Much has been written about the Second World War, including Hitler's evident lack of linguistic finesse. Therefore, I will do some pondering only, on the British who want to be grammar nazis. More→
Irish people speak English out of submissiveness. You cannot dominate someone who does not speak your language, and those were the English to bring the language to Ireland — Diarmaid Ferriter ventured his frown at human glibness on RTE One. More→
Larry Selinker developed his theory of "interlanguage" or "third language", in 1972. A "latent psychological structure" becomes woken in the brain, when a human learns a second language, said Mr. Selinker. More→