language


How to spot an ideologue

Randall Smith | 24 March 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: argument, ideology, language
Ideology and the corruption of language.


Why Tolkien’s fantastic imaginary languages have had more impact than Esperanto

Philip Seargeant | 19 January 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Esperanto, language
Tolkien’s concept is closer to how languages actually work in the real world.


Adventures on a gender-sensitive keyboard

Theodore Dalrymple | 06 December 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: gender theory, language, political correctness


Why ‘natural’ is not a meaningless word

Zac Alstin | 04 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: language, nature, philosophy
Defining its use in context makes it perfectly serviceable.


There are no ‘gay’ people

Bernard Toutounji | 26 June 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: homosexuality, language


The language of dehumanization

Thomas Clark | 07 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, language, torture
The words we heard in the Gosnell trial resembled some of the horrific slang of the Vietnam War.


Discerning newborns

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 January 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child development, language, mothers
Babies come into the world able to distinguish their mother-tongue.


A geek lesson about sensitivity

Harley J. Sims | 20 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: censorship, gender, language, race
If the language sensitivity police are right, one of the most expressive words of the tech revolution should be banned.


Music and baby talk

Mariette Ulrich | 20 September 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child development, language, music
As one of those moms who started her kids on classical music shortly after birth, I don’t need to be sold on the importance of music, but it’s always nice to have one’s educational priorities validated.


The hi-jacking of language and the future of marriage

Frances Kelly | 13 August 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Chick-fil-A, language


3 New Year’s resolutions (I’d like other people to follow)

Zac Alstin | 06 January 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: civility, language, New Year's resolutions
Unsolicited advice from a stalwart MercatorNet contributor.


Untethered to logic and natural law

Sheila Liaugminas | 01 October 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, Barack Obama, human dignity, language, logic

"To say that safeguards for individual liberty do not have any intrinsic worth is to say that individual liberty does not have any intrinsic worth. To say that individual liberty does not have any intrinsic worth is to say that the individual human person does not have any intrinsic worth. This is to deny that we are endowed with rights by our Creator. To deny that is in effect to deny that there is a Creator. This is atheism and nihilism no less than moral relativism." Who said this?



Americans and their language barrier

Katie Hinderer | 15 September 2010 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: language


Women “must be prepared to kill”

Sheila Liaugminas | 07 July 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, George Orwell, language
The pro-life movement has long worked toward just laws for all human beings and for public debate about the truths of abortion, using clear and honest language. A staunch abortion supporter just came out with a candid article calling other abortion advocates to admit the truth, abortion does kill a unique human being. But then she insisted that’s just necessary to do sometimes


Babies tune into langauge before birth

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 November 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: language, motherhood, unborn child
Listen carefully to the crying of your newborn baby and you may recognise the cadences of your own voice, especially if you are the mother. European researchers have discovered that even within the first week after birth, babies imitate the melodic patterns of voices they have heard while still in the womb. And that includes the “tunes” typical of the mother tongue.


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