When American Lynne Murphy says "sure" to her British husband, he thinks she means "not really."
We’ve all heard adults cooing to babies in “baby talk.” Now, researchers are learning more about why we do it.
California's world history textbooks have been updated with language that is dividing the state's Indian Americans.
Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels have become global hits. They are rife with love and sex and the mob — and commentary about language. This week on the podcast we explore Italy's linguistic history and the tensions between Italian dialects and the lingua franca.
It's not that Deepak Singh craves hearing Hindi or eating hot samosas all the time. It's just that something about being in a small town makes him crave them more.
The millions of Spanish-speaking Americans who caught the presidential debate last night on Univision are familiar with the voice of Vicente de la Vega. He's been interpreting Trump for weeks.
A Vietnamese-American woman stays in touch with her cultural roots through language and song. But which languages will she pass on to her own children?
In his novel “The Flame Alphabet,” Ben Marcus imagines what would happen if children’s speech made their parents sick.
With so many British actors playing American characters, Kurt wondered: how hard would it be to learn a convincing British accent?
Lesnoe Ozero puts an unusual spin on the traditional camp experience: Everything's done in Russian.
As bigger productions head to the South African city, local actors are seeking out accent coaches and tuning into US soaps in order to sound American.