In May, I hit my 10-year blogiversary on All Things Linguistic. I celebrated with two linkposts, one of the usual highlights from the past year and another, shorter post of more zoomed-out highlights from the past decade.
I participated for the second year running as a contestent in Webster’s War of the Words, a virtual game show fundraiser for the Noah Webster House.
The main episode of Lingthusiasm was Tea and skyscrapers – When words get borrowed across languages. The bonus episode was What makes a swear word feel sweary? A &⩐#⦫& Liveshow, an edited recording of our online liveshow from April.
It’s delightfully surreal when an author whose books you’re enjoying also likes your book!
The #103papers project continued, in which I read one paper per language for the 103 languages identified as having papers published about them in the four major child language acquisition journals, based on a survey paper by Kidd&Garcia. Here’s a bit from a paper about Greenlandic showing that kids love morphology!
- language map
- Sanskrit two-dimensional alphabet
- generational email anxiety
- misled (pronounced mizzled)
- colorless green ideas slep furiously (AI art edition)
- French facts you probably didn’t learn in school
- ancestor book Woman on the Edge of Time
Selected blog posts
- A Decade of All Things Linguistic
- 10 years of All Things Linguistic
- Linguistics Jobs: Interview with a Hawaiian and Tahitian language Instructor, Translator & Radio Host
This month I received my author copies of Because Internet in Japanese, translated by Toshio Chiba, which kept the bright yellow/blue cover. You can get it at Filmart or Amazon.co.jp.
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