Tags » Linguistics

Onward to Cambridge!

I want to again thank everyone who contributed to the GoFundMe Campaign: Cambridge Greek Verb Conference. The response was both astounding and generous. Thank you all so much. 194 more words


Phonological Illusions by thelingspace: Why do we sometimes...

Phonological Illusions

by thelingspace:

Why do we sometimes hear things that aren’t there? When does the way we process language leave cracks for illusions to appear?

67 more words

Dispatches from the Ministry (and a few not from the Ministry)


Image via dogsabound.com

It’s been so hot here, unlike any heat wave London’s experienced in a while. And Londoners are freaking out! 1,195 more words


Language, Peru, and the Amazon Rainforest... Oh snap!

My name is Christopher and from the days of July 11th to August 10th I will be in Peru taking linguistics field work courses and doing language documenting in the Amazon Rainforest! 326 more words


Gerunds: More Interesting Than You Thought

I suppose I should start the post by describing what a gerund is, in order for us all to be on the same page. In extremely non-technical terms, a gerund is a word-type that looks like a verb with an -ing suffix, but also looks like a noun because it can be the subject of a verb. 1,401 more words


Just don't do it

This week everyone’s been talking about an article in the Economist explaining how men’s use of language undermines their authority. According to the author, a senior manager at Microsoft, men have a bad habit of punctuating everything they say with sentence adverbs like ‘actually’, ‘obviously’, ‘seriously’ and ‘frankly’. 2,407 more words

Acro Collective reblogged this on Acro Collective and commented:

UK writer Debbie Cameron *just* has a couple thoughts on pathologizing women's speech, and the ways in which articles on how to talk in the workplace can reproduce patriarchy in subtle ways. Check out her article!

BEIT: from Akkadian semi-pictorial syllabary | to Modern Hebrew symbolism.

First, a brief history lesson:
The earliest Sumerians sailed from , and settled along the marshes of southern Mesopotamia. Their predecessors (much earlier Sumerians) scribed on papyrus and vellum (skin), but in their new settlement, they found an abundance of clay; a much more resourceful medium for the scribes! 864 more words