All Things Linguistic made Bab.la’s list of Top 25 Language Professionals Blogs.
Articles for Mental Floss:
- The evolution of “that NOUN tho”
- Words without vowels are rlly srs bsns
- How do you punctuate around emoticons and emoji?
I’m quoted in this article on emoji by the Canadian Press, which appeared in CTVnews, Metro, and many other newspapers in Canada. I also did radio interviews about emoji for ABC (Perth, Australia) and CKTB 610 (Niagara, Canada), although I don’t think they’re online yet.
The three remaining videos that I co-wrote with Tom Scott went up:
The fourth video in LingVids went up, about reflexive pronouns and anaphora:
Selected blog posts:
- Linguistic approaches to language learning: link roundup
- Aboriginal language rights in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report
- Particles in Ancient Greek (and modern slang)
- A linguistic biscuit (cookie) map of the languages of Australia
- Zero copula in African American English and other languages
- How is it that b and v are the same for Spanish speakers and different for English speakers? (and why “Baltimore” and “Voldemort” sound basically the same in Spanish)
- The linguistics of the “pop-punk voice”
- How to have a conversation about language differences without being a prescriptivist
- I can’t even / well I never
In July, I’m heading to the LSA summer institute in Chicago where I’ll be running four linguistics Wikipedia editathons, on Wednesday afternoons. Follow the #lingstitute hashtag for general updates and the #lingwiki hashtag for the editathons — and feel free to participate from online!
Here’s a picture of the linguistics section at the Montague Bookmill, which was originally where I took the cover photo I use everywhere and which I revisited a while back: