I was on KPCC AirTalk (LA’s NPR affiliate) talking about the exclamation point in text messaging.
The Lingthusiasm main episode was about When nothing means something (transcript) and the bonus episode was a behind the scenes look at several recent conferences: emoji, gesture, and the International Congress of Linguists.
I’m also experimenting with Mastodon. You can follow me here as a person, or here for a daily linguistics post from All Things Linguistic.
- Internet researchers, archive your urls!
- The problem with *formatting asterisks*
- Your making-a-syllabus reminder that I have tons of linguistics resources on the blog (thread)
- In this house we treat all languages, dialects, and accents as valid
- Me during linguistics class: verb me
- To All The Languages I’ve Been Assumed To Know When I Introduce Myself As A Linguist
- .…the whole place shouted “wugs? wuggen? wugi? wugtopodes?”
- It is my professional opinion as an internet linguist that if profs want a specific style of email from students, they must teach it to them (thread)
Selected blog posts:
- Jobs: Interview with a Standards Engineer and Interview with a Translator
- Using punctuation marks to help learn tones
- Repairing the World: a sci fi short story featuring linguists
- Wallet but pronounced like ballet, laughter but pronounced like daughter, and more
- IPA Twister
- “I’ve never met anyone who regretted being bilingual”
- Cheeseburger stabbing ambiguity
- How to teach yourself linguistics online for free, revised and updated
- 28 tips for doing better in your intro linguistics course, revised and updated
- Long list of pop linguistics books and lingfic, revised and updated
This month’s photo is from July, when I was in Boston and paid a trip to the linguistics section of the MIT libraries.