I was quoted in this article in NY Magazine: The Internet Tilde Perfectly Conveys Something We Don’t Have the Words to Explain. I was also in an episode of CBC Spark about digital tools revitalizing minority languages.
I spent a bunch of time behind the scenes working on the book: here’s an #amwriting tweet about meme formatting.
Lingthusiasm posted its ninth regular episode: The bridge between words and sentences – Constituency and a bonus episode about the linguistics of the doggo meme. I made a page about the podcast for this website and we put the Space Pidgin quote on Medium for easier reading. Lingthusiasm hit our equipment goal and bought a new recorder: here’s a picture of it!
I also announced a class twitter account @LingComm and class hashtag #lingcomm for the course on linguistics outreach/communicating linguistics that I’m teaching at the Linguistic Summer Institute (Lingstitute) in the month of July. Feel free to follow along!
- This thread will learn you some history
- I’ve got a new thing to put on my business cards (part 2)
- A good lexicographer thread about “hysterical” and another thread about gendered stereotypes
- “The City”
- New favourite example of structural ambiguity (and a second one)
- A thread about the history of women in linguistics
- “I have no idea when you are”
Selected blog posts:
- Conlang summer camp for high school students
- The most common speech sounds in languages around the world
- The problems with talking about “oldest languages”
- Linguistic rebracketing
- Yahoo Answers takes on the type-token distinction
- The new Buffalo buffalo… sentence is about a fish called Boops boops
- An intro to the field of computational sociolinguistics
- A linguistics jobs post about speech pathology and about user experience research
- Spenser vs Shakespeare: a response to grammar policing
- Ambiguity: true self control is waiting until the movie starts to eat your popcorn
- Latin, Ancient Greek, and Sanskrit triplets
- Ambiguity: “You can’t eat a dumpling wearing a tuxedo!”
This month’s featured image is a photo of the new linguistics section at Argo Bookshop in Montreal, which was just reopened by linguists Moti Lieberman and Adele-Elise Prevost, from when I went to their opening party this month.