The Strange Persistence of First Languages

“Spurred by my father’s death, I returned to the Czech Republic hoping to reconnect to him. In doing so, I also reconnected with my native tongue, and with parts of my identity that I had long ignored.”

Source: Nautilus
Published: Nov 5, 2015
Length: 13 minutes (3,440 words)

The Rise and Fall of the English Sentence

Writing has made our syntax richer and more complex — and also increasingly distinct from spoken language.

Source: Nautilus
Published: Nov 16, 2017
Length: 14 minutes (3,643 words)