Do Languages ‘Think’ Alike?

SCIENCE Very different languages seem to organize the world in surprisingly similar ways—scientists say the ways humans describe nature transcends culture and geography. (Quartz) How well do you know your own language? Play Word-O-Rama to find out! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Quartz video investigates polysemous words in different languages. What are polysemous … Continue reading Do Languages ‘Think’ Alike?

Words That Seem Related but Aren’t

WORLD A crayfish is not a fish, an outrage is not a rage, and there’s no bomb in bombast. Words suggest one thing, but their histories tell us another. (The Week) Dig a little—or a lot!—deeper with a wide variety of resources from our websites (that’s Education and Kids) and blog. Discussion Ideas Read the terrific talking points from The Week, and dig a little … Continue reading Words That Seem Related but Aren’t