Archive for ‘Linguistics’

October 21, 2017

How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.

Source: How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

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September 6, 2017

Wednesday Words: Active and Passive Voice Explained — Finally!

A reader wrote and asked if I would explain Active and Passive voice, because she has been using an electronic grammar checker and it keeps…

Source: Wednesday Words: Active and Passive Voice Explained — Finally!

December 12, 2016

Progressive Picks

As part of its commitment to providing independent information and resources to its readers, Truthout chooses a Progressive Pick every week: an independent book or DVD that we find thought-provoking and insightful.

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November 18, 2016

INFOGRAPHIC: How the World Reads

A bunch of interesting facts about reading in one handy infographic

Source: INFOGRAPHIC: How the World Reads

October 24, 2016

How Network Neuroscience Is Creating a New Era of Mind Control

It might come down to the same network theory that rules computer science and economics.

Source: How Network Neuroscience Is Creating a New Era of Mind Control

October 24, 2016

Cognitive scientist celebrates profanity, argues swearing a primal skill – Home | The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti | CBC Radio

Comedian George Carlin’s famous “seven dirty words” may be over 40-years-old but the taboo around swearing continues to persist, especially around children. But some studies suggest swearing can’t hurt, so stop feeling guilty.

Source: Cognitive scientist celebrates profanity, argues swearing a primal skill – Home | The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti | CBC Radio

September 17, 2016

Global Warming and the Future of Humanity: An Interview With Noam Chomsky and Graciela Chichilnisky

Accepting climate change alone will not reverse its effects; we also have to adopt less perverse economic values.

Source: Global Warming and the Future of Humanity: An Interview With Noam Chomsky and Graciela Chichilnisky

September 17, 2016

How LSD Affects Language | Alternet

Acid expands the mind’s “semantic networks,” and that has interesting implications for both creativity and psychedelic therapy.

Source: How LSD Affects Language | Alternet