After more than ten years of hosting by the University of Illinois, where it’s had well over a million page views, the Web of Language has moved.

Here you will find everything you want to know about language and are not afraid to ask:

  • how English changes and why
  • how we try to control language through laws and rules, and why that doesn’t work so well
  • how technology shapes our language, and how the needs of speakers and writers shape technology
  • why scientists long ago abandoned the four humors and the geocentric universe, but instead of teaching the latest theories of language acquisition, use, and change, schools embrace a flat-earth grammar that would be familiar to Aristotle, assuming Aristotle could speak English.


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