Here are a few articles/websites you might find interesting.
The first website has a list of TED talks on language.
Then here is an article about the history of language, using mathematical modelling and analyzing the number of phonemes a language has.
You might enjoy the Macmillan dictionary blog.
Here’s a short piece on how far 100 words of English would get you.
And finally, here is a blog post on what it means to do an MA in children’s literature.