When Does a Word Become a Word?

Often times, words enter the popular vernacular of a population well before they become institutionally recognised. We can see this very clearly when you look at two spellings of the same word; such as preventative and preventive. Both of these are used by the educated and the uneducated, and depending upon which institute you investigate […]

The development of English Dialects

The evolution of language is a very interesting subject. We can see very poignant examples of this phonomena throughout our history, with the development, and differentiation of languages throughout Europe. French started as Latin, an Italian language, English started as a Germanic language, but as time and distance persisted, differences arouse and were exarcerbated, as […]