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How Our Brains Cope with Speaking More Than One Language
Speaking a second or even a third language can bring obvious advantages, but occasionally the words, grammar and even accents can get mixed up. This can reveal surprising things about how our brains work.
One Poem by Karthik Purushothaman
Bright Lights, Big City
It’s All Greek to You and Me, So What Is It to the Greeks?
A close look at a strangely global idiom about how little we understand each other.
Who Should Opt For Liberal Arts?
Traditional liberal arts disciplines such as Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Literature, History are undergoing massive changes in their way of doing things in light of the computation and data revolution. Their practitioners are employing new technologies to better understand, explain, and intervene in society. The rise of the internet has brought in new forms of labour, production, and capital supply while upending traditional economic models.
How to Speak Bad English
From the podcast Rough Translation
What does it really mean to speak "good English"? And who gets to decide? Is "bad English" really a good thing?