In the baby lab, a young child participates in an experiment designed to study communication before language. Photo by Bert Beelen.

Sharing a meal on Tauwema

Trobriand Islanders on Tauwema share a meal. Linguists study everyday social interaction to understand how language works in daily life. Photo by Gunter Senft.

Twitter languages

Language communities of Twitter, made using Chrome’s open source language detector. Photo by Eric Fisher.

Tapteisi festival

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.