Tag: word meaning

Reclaiming “Allahu Akbar” from Semantic Pejoration

Adam Hodges , August 1st, 2018


Allāhu akbar, the Arabic phrase meaning “God is the greatest,” has gained connotations in US public discourse that differ vastly from its meaning among Muslims. Understanding this process…


→Featured Posts – Anthropology-News

How “Fake News” Lost Its Meaning

Adam Hodges , June 6th, 2018


Collins Dictionary named “fake news” its 2017 word of the year, an easy choice given the word’s “unprecedented usage increase” of 365 percent over the previous year. Collins…


→Featured Posts – Anthropology-News