I started the year at a rather surreal LSA 2022, the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, which I’d hoped to attend in person in Washington DC but moved online at the last minute, along with what seemed to be most of the other attendees. It was nonetheless nice to see people virtually as well as help judge the Five Minute Linguist competition again.
This month we also announced the return of the LingComm Grants, small grants to help fledgling linguistics communication projects get off the ground, sponsored by Lingthusiasm and several other generous contributors. We first ran these grants in 2020, and it’s been great to see that people are still enthusiastic about them.
The main episode of Lingthusiasm was Making speech visible with spectrograms, for which we did a special video segment where you can see the spectrograms as we make them! The bonus episode was a chat where we interview each other about seasons, word games, Unicode, and more updates coming on Lingthusiasm.
- the schwa of consonants
- marking examples with ɣ
- child-to-robot-directed speech
- aunt and niece languages
- Swedish chef captions
- visuals for talking about gender in multiple languages
- IPA wordle
- wordle vs kiki
- creative use of emoji and space
Selected blog posts:
- Finnish pronouns
- Linguistics Jobs: Interview with an Online Linguistics Teacher
- A final post in the series about the LingComm Conference: on planning accessible communication in online conferences.
- xkcd: neoteny recapitulated phylogeny
This month’s photo is Because Internet hanging out in the history and culture section of Librarie Drawn & Quarterly in Montreal.