Category Archives: Language

WIP Wednesdays: Learning to use the NLTK

I’ve been learning a little python and learning about the different functions of the Natural Language Toolkit, which are a bunch of programs written in python that are meant to help one process natural language data so that you can … Continue reading

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Moby Dick Big Read: Chapters 1 and 2

So, there are two things that you need to know: the first is that The Moby Dick Big Read in which a chapter a day and a new piece of artwork inspired by the book will appear on this website … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesdays: Thinking about baselines (and life lines)

So, the title of this WIP Wednesday is a little misleading. When I originally went to post this, I wanted to make it about my dissertation. But, I’m been thinking about baselines, doing background reading and learning about how to … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday: Saturday Edition

And, that is just the left side of the brain and it isn’t even all of the details! Seriously! The Brain! by

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WIP Wednesdays: Data

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States vs. Actions

So, one of this month’s resolutions (in my year of resolutions) was to continue playing Health Month. I updated my rules so that this month I’m keeping a food journal, drinking 62 glasses of water a week and eating greens … Continue reading

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Notorious!

So, In the class that I teach last week, we were learning about semantics and how senses of a word can change. We had the word, ‘notorious’ as an example. Now, the OED tells us that ‘notorious’ means, “a. Of … Continue reading

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Verner’s Law!

In the class I am teaching, we have been talking about Grimm’s and Verner’s laws (or the first sound shift, if you will.) I was looking for some more examples to show my students and I found this: Amazing! by

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Victory!

So, I feel like I had a little victory yesterday. I was walking from one part of campus to another with new of the students in the class I’m teaching on the history of English and we were chatting. In … Continue reading

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Oh, sweetie, not that kind of love.

So, I’m teaching a class on the Roots of English. Today, we looked at the morphology of English. One of the books I’m using is English Vocabulary Elements. And, at some point in the book it mentions that the morpheme … Continue reading

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