My book on internet language is now heading into copyedits and will be out sometime in mid-2019! I wrote a blog post about the latest stage of the writing process and I’ve been tweeting periodically about it as well. If you want to be the first to find out when there’s more news available, you can put your email address here and I’ll make sure you don’t miss anything.
I gave a talk about Emoji as Gesture at the second EmojiCon, in Brooklyn (see livetweets at #emojicon18), and went to Dartmouth for a workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition for Endangered Languages. I also met up with a bunch of interesting people while I was in the NYC and Boston areas and went to EmojiLand, a surprisingly deep musical about emoji!
This month’s Lingthusiasm main episode was about This, That, and The Other Thing – Determiners and the bonus episode was about words that look or sound the same and the cool sentences we can make from them, featuring The Buffalo Buffalo sentence and more.
- Punctuation signals tone on the internet
- An example of accessible writing for LingComm
- The hilariously badly-formatted Sewing Website
- Definitely what all my skype calls look like
- “Working from Rome”
- An old-timey sign reminds us that it’s good to take breaks
- This is a vug. Now there are two of them.
- Misapplying Latin/Greek/etc plurals for linguistic amusement
- The problem with using the Bible to train translation algorithms
- Lady Brine, daughter of the salty sea, female saltwater person, a different sea goddess
- *slaps roof of grammar* this bad boy can fit an infinite number of sentences in it
Selected blog posts:
- What’s something that seems obvious within your profession, but the general public seems to misunderstand?
- Are emoji sequences as informative as text?
- You’re never too old to become fluent in a foreign language
- People are using kennings again
- Wug cookies and a 3D-printed wug cookie cutter and colourful IPA cookies
- Japanese babies are upending the world of linguistics, one mora at a time
- Yesterday’s syntax is tomorrow’s morphology
- Everyone has an accent
- Linguistics Sign Bunny
- Updated the Linguistics + X career advice post
- A very long list of linguistics youtube channels and other free online videos about linguistics
This month’s photo is the sign of the excellently-named restaurant j’eat jet? (Did you eat yet?) in Brooklyn, near the venue for EmojiCon.