This month’s Lingthusiasm episode was #15: Talking and thinking about time and the bonus was the Q&A from our liveshow in Montreal. We have dubbed it the liveshow Q and eh because the first question is about Canadian “eh” but we also answer other questions!
Thanks to everyone who supported Lingthusiasm’s anniversary by recommending the show: full length bonus episodes started this month! We also announced that we’re adding a new goal to the Patreon: to commission art of a memorable part of Lingthusiasm and make it available for listeners!
We’ve been enjoying seeing pictures of everyone’s IPA scarves and NOT JUDGING YOUR GRAMMAR, JUST ANALYSING IT items on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr! We’re planning a group photo with everyone wearing linguistics merch at the LSA conference in Salt Lake City, just before the Word of the Year vote. We’re also going to compile a collage of everyone’s photos that get sent in!
I was also quoted in this Vox explainer of the Mr. Brightside meme.
I posted my 2017 highlights post on All Things Linguistic if you want a glimpse back on the year.
- This is a plum. Now there are none of them. I have eaten them. There are no ___.
- Who benefits from a particular linguistic choice?
- Patreon should consider implementing gift patronage
- Pondering the social functions of sending cute animal gifs
- The phone rings. Do you answer it?
- So far the biggest pro of writing a book is that I finally have a job that’s easy to explain to young children. What is this sorcery.
- A thread of fun linguistic experiments that you can try with babies and children of various ages
- PSA: Etymonline now has a chrome extension
- Ironic use of bracketing emoji, Canadian Winter Edition
- Montreal is Canada’s most trilingual city
Selected blog posts:
- Native American Hand Talkers fight to keep sign language alive
- An embroidered IPA vowel trapezoid with animals
- Phonemes as Pokémon cards and the first conference on Pokémonastics
- Winnie-the-Pooh used Ironic Capitals
- One way to learn your IPA vowels: listen to this very old recording
- Gingerbread wugs and IPA
- Knitted IPA door handles and a stuffed wug
- Local man fond of linguistic garden path sentences friends to hearing his boring puns
- Structural ambiguity: Lindsay Lohan and the snake
This month’s featured image is all three colours of IPA scarf, red, navy, and olive, together at last!
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