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News & Notes

February’s News & Notes

The Latest Word
• India loses one language while it “gains” another in the Action & Activism Report.
• Language really does influence our worldview in the Science Report.
• And in language technology news, Google and Twitter begin their world domination… or something like that; read the Tech Report to learn more!

Invited Essay
• Janet M. Fuller, Director of Women’s Studies at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, talks about the sometimes sticky difference between in-group and out-group language use in The Mysteries of the N-word.

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Popular Linguistics Magazine, Volume One - 2011