Cracking the Code of Dolphin Language (or Not)

Dolphin researcher Denise Herzing speaks at TED: Do dolphins have a language, and can we crack the code of their communication? Is this cool or what? I’m going with “or what.” Denise Herzing has been working with dolphins for 28 … Continue reading

Unsatisfying Encounters with Academics of Renown, Episode 1: Noam Chomsky

I first heard of Noam Chomsky in my Linguistics 101 class in college. I remember the professor telling us that the history of linguistics before 1955 was known as “B.C” — Before Chomsky. That’s how much he revolutionized the field. … Continue reading

New Language Discovered: Prairiedogese

A researcher discovers that prairie dogs have different warning calls for different types of threats:  hawks, humans, coyotes, and domesticated dogs all have different “words”. Prairie dogs will even use different sounds for humans wearing different colored clothing. Read (and … Continue reading