language

Games as therapy for people with language loss

Graduate student and game designer Kathryn Hymes joined speech pathologists, fellow designers and people with aphasia – a disorder affecting communication – to develop three games that support language recovery and social engagement.

Origins of dragons, trolls and witches

In a new class, called Medieval Fantasy Literature, students examined the origins of dragons, witches and other fantastical creatures by reading a series of ancient works.

Analyzing the tweets of Republicans and Democrats

New research by Dora Demszky and colleagues examined how Republicans and Democrats express themselves online in an attempt to understand how polarization of beliefs occurs on social media.

Solving the mystery of an unusual medieval text

Rare 14th-century texts historian Rowan Dorin found in Stanford’s Green Library show an enthusiastic exchange of knowledge between medieval people, going against the belief that the Middle Ages was an ignorant time.