In both its spoken and written forms, the English language is constantly evolving. Grammar - the system and structure that underpin communications - and linguistics - the science of its study - can help us make sense of these shifts and changes. We talk with experts in each field about the quirks, foibles, understanding and glory of the written and spoken word.
It’s common wisdom that Latin American politics are heading increasingly to the left. But many observers say ideology alone can’t explain recent election results in Latin America — and that labeling things “left” and “right” can cause us to misunderstand politics in Ecuador, Bolivia and other countries.
- Andres Mejia Acosta Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex
- Michael Shifter Vice President for Policy at Inter-American Dialogue; and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service
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