Featured Article: The ORE of Linguistics now features full text articles including "Diglossia in North Africa" by Lotfi Sayahi. Image: Berber, Arabic, and French signage on a pharmacy in Segangan in Northern Morocco.
“Gender is a grammatical feature, in a family with person, number, and case. In the languages that have grammatical gender—according to a representative typological sample, almost half of the languages in the world—it is a property that separates nouns into classes...” –By Jenny Audring
“Polysynthetic languages are more than just languages with very long words. Although this is undoubtedly part of the picture (see Greenberg, 1960, for a quantitative approach putting Eskimo at the head of the field), languages like German and Sanskrit also have long words, but no one would want to call them polysynthetic...” –By Michael Fortescue