The Science of Words

We’re shuffling science into the language department as we explore citizen science projects about words. Explore the science of words by checking out these projects, fit for lovers of literature and armchair museum curators! Investigating Word Modalities Help determine whether certain words are associated with sight and sound. Complete an online questionnaire, assessing the “sensory … Read more “The Science of Words”

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Games With Words: Play On

Imagine trying to uncover the meaning behind all the words in the English language. Well, that’s what dictionaries are for, right? Not quite. According to Joshua Hartshorne, the director of MIT’s Games With Words, our current understanding of any word is simply based on its relationship with other words. That’s precisely the problem. To provide … Read more “Games With Words: Play On”

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