language


The lingua franca of our time: English

Roughly a billion people speak English. International diplomacy is conducted in English, stocks are traded in English, almost all scientific journals are written in English and the majority of the internet is in English. When a Russian woman travelling in Brazil wants to know the cost of her bus ticket […]


Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

Technology acts sometimes like a rush of adrenaline for youngsters (not only) and one of the consequences is clearly represented by they way they communicate to each other. Abbreviations, smiley faces and other “emoticon” symbols are the new language that they speak and that has been replacing completely and adequately spelled […]