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.
Violent protests have rocked the Thai capital of Bangkok for weeks, leaving 37 dead so far. Anti-government protesters representing the rural majority dispute the legitimacy of the current government, which came to power after a 2006 coup. We’ll learn more about the key players — and what’s at stake as the military takes a harder line and the conflict spreads to other cities.
- John Brandon Director, International Relations Programs for the Asia Foundation
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