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In an information economy, tiny asymmetries in language comprehension translate into vast profits--and large-scale collapses.

Conlangs often succeed only in stripping language of its surprise.

Is the history of English really the history of adult learners of a second language?

Would a master thesaurus contain the history of human perception?

This is Lingo, a new occasional column about language. Is language acquisition uncanny or orphic?