With no Faroese on Google Translate, residents of the Faroe Islands have created a community-led service to help visitors decipher the local lingo
Emojis are often blamed for destroying our ability to use language, but people have communicated using symbols for centuries. Are they simplifying the way we communicate, or actually adding nuance?
Decoding pictures is at the root of written language. What came before emojis?
How we describe something can transform how we view it. Lauren Bravo wraps her tongue around the small linguistic tweaks that can have a big impact
Love can leave us feeling lost for words, but sometimes it's the limitations of our mother tongues that let us down. Here are 10 words from around the world for when 'I love you' just won't cut it
With half of the world’s languages expected to vanish by the end of the century, the race is on to document them. We meet those working to save the world’s endangered tongues, treasure troves of [...]
As our latest cover feature explores, some 7,000 languages are spoken around the world. In celebration of this rich diversity, we’ve collected 10 of our favourite inspiring words
Issue 87 celebrates the power of words by reporting on efforts to preserve the world’s endangered languages
Editor-in-chief Seán Dagan Wood introduces issue 87 of Positive News
Catalan was banned during the Franco-era, but the language survived and now the Spanish region could be closer than ever to gaining independence
How can countries help refugees integrate? The question looms large in Europe, which is experiencing a refugee crisis many are calling the biggest since World War II. In Ireland one organisation [...]
As authors protest nature-related words being cut from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, a new breed of writers and publications are using language, and new perspectives, to reinvigorate our [...]
The Pollyanna hypothesis, which claims that most people, regardless of cultural or sociolinguistic background, use positive words more often than negative words has been backed up by a new study