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The assumption of mutual comprehensibility between speakers of Spanish and Portuguese creates a culture of mutual ignorance. more

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A look back at World War I as the first great twentieth-century pollution of language. more

Columns

Do shared languages form the natural boundaries of any nation in the world? more

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Paul Joseph

A reflection on the complex and often inexplicable process of bibliographic categorizations. more

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A writer whose work is among the most important contributions to the literature of the Holocaust is forgotten by almost all. more

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Mandelbrot reviews The Wage Slave's Glossary written by Joshua Glenn and Mark Kingwell and illustrated by Seth. more

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For four decades, Jay Powell and Vickie Jensen helped to revive forgotten languages for many Aboriginal groups along the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Read their story here. more

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A list of words gleaned from Sarah Boxer’s favourite blogs, listed in “Blogs,” an essay by Sarah Boxer published in the New York Review of Books on February 14, 2008. more

Lists

What happens when you take a famous poem and run it through a series of European language translations and back to English? more

Poetry

Want to know what a misplaced modifier looks like? How about a dangling participle? Look no further. more

Comix 3 Comments

Bicycles are common but not always what you’d call obvious. more

FINDINGS

Why does one culture give a flower a pretty, poetic name, while another culture names it in a seemingly derogatory way? more

Dispatches 1 Comments

Military coups, civil wars, and NAFTA are the cause of trilingual labels in Canadian big box stores. more

Columns

He is one of the strangest crea­tures of that strangest of lit­er­ary bes­tiaries. more

Columns

Ann Carson has written a sensual and thought-provoking book about desire and called it Eros the Bittersweet (Dalkey Archive Press). My friends tell me you can't theorize about desire, and my lovers tell me (when I begin to theorize about desire) that more

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For an English-speaking Canadian who has been exposed to French from an early age, Paris is the most disorienting city in Europe. It is grandiose, but it is mundane. more

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