language

Is it true that you wouldn’t be where you are without ’enry ’iggins in My Fair Lady?

Seeing My Fair Lady when I was a 13-year-old in junior high school, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, was a hugely influential experience. It isn’t the only reason...

We are constantly hearing that men and women use language differently. Women are the more verbal sex: they do more of the talking and are generally better with words. Typically they use language in a collaborative and supportive way: they are good at listening and creating...

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.


In the above quotation Victor Hugo captures a widely acknowledged attribute of music – the sense that it helps us to communicate. It has been described, for...