We had a Lingthusiasm liveshow at Argo Bookshop in Montreal, because my cohost Lauren Gawne was in town for a conference. We sold out the bookshop (in fact, we had to buy them a couple extra chairs!). It was great to meet so many new listeners and to introduce Lauren to friends I already know! If you missed out on the liveshow due to the vicissitudes of geography, you can now listen to it online: So like, what’s up with, um, discourse markers? Hark, a liveshow!
This month’s Lingthusiasm main episode was about sounds you can’t hear – babies, accents, and phonemes, and the bonus is about linguistic research and how to become the go-to person among your friends for language questions. We also made a snazzier website for the podcast.
I was also interviewed on the Macquarie Dictionary podcast about the history of singular “they” and how “language is an open source project”.
- one of my fabvourites
- Reading papers about the history of the internet: “webphone”
- There’s an oddly-linguistic car coming out…
- On alt-text and longer tweets
- What Justin Trudeau is *definitely* going to do with longer tweets
Selected blog posts:
- How to teach yourself linguistics online for free
- A French idiom about very good wine
- Linguistics jobs interviews with a librarian and digital humanities librarian
- Prescriptivism takes on the expanding brain meme
- When does maluma/takete fail? The language’s sound system matters
- Even racists got the blues – a tale of translation gone awry
- “Linguists are interested in your intuitive sense of grammaticality”
- How to type IPA on your computer or phone
- OK is a fossilized meme
- Sign languages have accents
- Is your child texting about minimalist syntax? (meme)
- Jean Berko Gleason with a very large wug
- You’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for…phonemes on the memes
Here’s a photo from the liveshow at Argo Bookshop!