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Linguistics
Calcutta  /  Published 25.03.21

Hindi: climbdown after student outcry

The Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science on Wednesday said its purported attempt to impose Hindi on the campus “does not pertain to any scientific research or instructions” bu...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Jadavpur

Science Tech  /  Published 15.02.21

Linguistic markers can predict Alzeimer’s

Is it possible to predict who will develop Alzheimer’s disease simply by looking at writing patterns years before there are symptoms? According to a new study by IBM researchers, the answer is ...
By Gina Kolata

Opinion  /  Published 07.04.19

Ringside at a battle over 'shuddh' Hindi

I had a linguistics conference to attend in Wardha, Maharashtra. I took a cab from the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport. For the next hour, the national highway tore through the biceps and ...
By Abahan Datta

Opinion  /  Published 04.06.19

Education policy should not play games of domination

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By The Editorial Board

Education  /  Published 04.02.19

Computers are becoming multilingual -- and NLP experts are in great demand

In the middle of the highway, my father turned to our car navigation system for directions. Before chalking out a route from Calcutta to Santiniketan, the system asked our language preference — woul...
By Madhura Banerjee

Science  /  Published 14.03.19

A taste for f-words

Changes in human diet over the centuries gave rise to f-words, says a study that provides the strongest evidence yet for a theory that diet-induced changes in teeth shaped humans’ capacity to make c...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.05.19

Love, in ten thousand words

When you meet with an accident, you rush to the nearest hospital. If a deadly epidemic hits a city, there is a beeline seeking the most effective remedy. What can be done when language meets with an a...
By G.N. Devy


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