Where do new words come from? - Marcel Danesi. How to use rhetoric to get what you want - Camille A. Langston. One of the most difficult words to translate... - Krystian Aparta. How interpreters juggle two languages at once - Ewandro Magalhaes. The pleasure of poetic pattern - David Silverstein. Does grammar matter? - Andreea S. Calude. How miscommunication happens (and how to avoid it) - Katherine Hampsten. How did clouds get their names? - Richard Hamblyn. How computers translate human language - Ioannis Papachimonas. Buffalo buffalo buffalo: One-word sentences and how they work - Emma Bryce. Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern. Why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter - David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor. The language of lying — Noah Zandan. How languages evolve - Alex Gendler. The true story of 'true' - Gina Cooke. Speech acts: Constative and performative - Colleen Glenney Boggs. Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na'vi real languages? - John McWhorter. Birth of a nickname - John McWhorter. Shakespearean dating tips - Anthony John Peters. A brief history of plural word...s - John McWhorter. Why is there a "b" in doubt? - Gina Cooke. How did English evolve? - Kate Gardoqui. How can you change someone's mind? (hint: facts aren't always enough) - Hugo Mercier. The race to decode a mysterious language - Susan Lupack. "Jabberwocky": One of literature's best bits of nonsense. What happens when you die? A poetic inquiry. Why do we, like, hesitate when we, um, speak? - Lorenzo García-Amaya. How to get a word added to the dictionary - Ilan Stavans.