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Linguistics / Literature - 24.05.2022

Linguistics / Literature - Art and Design - 20.05.2022
'There's definitely a romance about it': How letterpress printing made an impression on women writers
’There’s definitely a romance about it’: How letterpress printing made an impression on women writers
When  Claire Battershill  took part in the printing fellowship program at Massey College in 2009, she discovered its cast iron printing presses were far more than simply relics of a bygone era.

Linguistics / Literature - 31.01.2022
R links sound and touch across languages
R links sound and touch across languages
Q&As Erik Rolfsen Turns out, some words are more tactile than you might expect. That's according to a new global study noting a clear linguistic connection between sound and touch. The study found that words meaning "rough" were four times more likely to contain a rolled or trilled 'r' sound than words that mean "smooth." The researchers detected this relationship in a sample of 332 spoken languages around the world, including words like zakarra (Basque), barzgar (Mongolian), ruw (Dutch) and durva (Hungarian).

Linguistics / Literature - Social Sciences - 12.01.2022

Linguistics / Literature - 07.12.2021
Literature, politics, art: How an early French-Canadian magazine helped shape literary culture
Literature, politics, art: How an early French-Canadian magazine helped shape literary culture
In his new book,  La révolution du magazine au Québec , the University of Toronto's  Adrien Rannaud  demonstrates how one of Quebec's first magazines reflected and advanced literature and culture from 1919 to 1960 - and how its impact is still evident today.

Social Sciences - Linguistics / Literature - 24.11.2021

Social Sciences - Linguistics / Literature - 29.10.2021
Think you know English? Not so fast
Around the globe, 360 million people learned English as their mother tongue and another 990 million picked it up as their second language.

Event - Linguistics / Literature - 26.10.2021

Music - Linguistics / Literature - 12.05.2021