A poem on International Mother Language Day, and the author's relationship with Kamtapuri.
Everyday African American Vernacular English Is a Dialect Born From Conflict and Creativity
African American Vernacular English is a stigmatized dialect that is still ridiculed in education and the workplace. Its speakers are coherent and intelligent communicators, but remain disadvantaged.
Review: Diary Writing as Wound and Therapy – Navigating Solitude Through the First Lockdown
Even as it encapsulates the disarray of a deeply distressing time, the spirit of Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee’s 'The Town Slowly Empties' is ultimately uplifting.
Why People Hate or Love the Sound of Certain Words
Is there a connection between sound and meaning?
Want to Master Wordle? Here’s the Best Strategy for Your First Guess
Whether you want to win with as few guesses as possible, or you just want to figure out the right word before running out of turns, a scholar offers …
Our Emotions and Identity Can Affect How We Use Grammar
A better understanding of language and its neuroscientific basis would help us handle linguistic issues throughout our lives.
Reflections on Language, Culture and Postcolonial Identity: Reading Thiong’o, Fanon and Braithwaite
Whether it is in a far-off East African country like Kenya or a remote corner in India, it is a widely experienced fact that colonisation has a systemic way …
No Need to ‘iel’: Why France Is So Angry About a Gender-Neutral Pronoun
No one is forcing people to use 'iel' with a gun to their head. But paradoxically, by making the pronoun the focus of attention, critics are inevitably making it …