Much of what is written in the media about language is actually churned out by "pseudo-linguists" rather than actual researchers in linguistics. This post offers help in sorting the wheat from the chaff.
A Guide to the Perplexed: How to Identify Pseudo-Linguistic Articles in the Media - Languages Of The World
[The title of this post is inspired by the title of a famous work by one of my favorite scholars of all time, Moshe ben Maimon, aka Maimonides, an extremely influential Jewish philosopher, astronomer, Torah scholar, and physician. His Guide to the Perplexed, a philosophical work tying together Aristotle’s philosophy and Jewish theology, was written …