language

Fri, Apr 11, 2014, 5:50am

In visiting the "A Brush with Asia" exhibition at the Met, Joanna Lee was forced to reflect upon her relationship with the Chinese language and script.

Fri, Feb 28, 2014, 5:07am

Joanna Lee hits the New York pavement, rubber and outmoded British English vocabulary at the ready.

Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 4:53am

Emily Neil draws inspiration from Emily Hayman's professor op-ed to discuss the ways in which language changes our perceptions of the world around us.

Fri, Feb 7, 2014, 12:39am

Learning a foreign language—even just a few words—can unlock another world, and encounters between languages give us a magical symphony of meaning.

Thu, Jan 19, 2012, 10:25pm

The social networking website negatively impacts the way we think.

Sun, Nov 13, 2011, 7:56pm

We need to rethink the way we toss around sexual slurs.

Mon, Sep 19, 2011, 6:59pm

The size and system of language classes inhibits the goals of language requirement.

Mon, Jan 25, 2010, 9:59pm

At its birth, “like” was tightly confined to the Valley Girl stereotype. However, the verbal tic grew up and went to college.

Mon, Nov 24, 2008, 8:09pm

“Don’t be such a girl” is the kind of unenlightened throwaway that you might expect from a frat boy or your older brother. You would probably yell at him or peg him with a football. But it’s harder (“that’s what she said!”) to combat in the average liberal Columbia male.

Thu, Oct 16, 2008, 8:55pm

Contrary to popular belief, humanities courses are not meant to facilitate the passing of knowledge from wise, old professors to eager, young students but rather to indoctrinate students with an inscrutable pseudo-scientific jargon, vomited from the depths of Derrida’s tortured soul.

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