In the baby lab, a young child participates in an experiment designed to study communication before language. Photo by Bert Beelen.
Trobriand Islanders on Tauwema share a meal. Linguists study everyday social interaction to understand how language works in daily life. Photo by Gunter Senft.
Language communities of Twitter, made using Chrome’s open source language detector. Photo by Eric Fisher.
A ni-Vanuatu woman sits alone roasting taro for Tapteisi, a festival designed to help retain traditional cooking and medicinal knowledge. Photo by Jeremy Hammond.