About David Shariatmadari

David Shariatmadari is a freelance journalist from the UK. He studied Arabic, Persian and Linguistics at Cambridge University and Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). As well as writing about language and society, he's a keen critic of contemporary art and his reviews have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world.

Linguistics, Anybody?

Writers are tuned into the language that people use. Most of us feel that the everyday language of the people we listen to is rich and colorful and important, even if it doesn’t stick to what our teachers taught us.  Luckily, linguists are on our side with their delight in documenting how living languages evolve. … Continue reading

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