Michael Gavin is an associate professor of English language and literature at the University of South Carolina.
Michael’s Recent Stories
Nation May 01How language differences can spark fear, racism amid the coronavirus pandemic
Fear of strangers extends beyond racism and discrimination against people who look like they might come from another place – it includes people who sound different, too.
World Aug 25Why are so many languages spoken in some places and so few in others?
Collectively, human beings speak more than 7,000 distinct languages, and these languages are not uniformly distributed across the planet.