Tag Archives: Language

Describing Language: Sounds

This is the second post in my series on describing language: linguistics for the non-linguists in my life. In this post I am going to talk about the sounds in language and the how and why of describing sounds.  The … Continue reading

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Ola! Oral Language Acquisition!

I spent much of my summer at the Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang for short) which is a biennial summer language program for linguists, language revitalization experts and speakers of any and all languages. While at CoLang I met … Continue reading

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Endangered European Languages

Go Euro (which unsurprisingly a travel website aimed at getting people to travel in Europe) recently published a blog post on the endangered languages of Europe. They teamed up with the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger and … Continue reading

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Health Care and Language

Being able to speak to your doctor and understand what they are telling you is an important part of getting good health care.  However, it isn’t always the possible to find a doctor that speaks the language you are most … Continue reading

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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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(My) Life is Like This

I was recently coding some data and sorting into different general senses and these categories for some words often found in the vicinity of “observe”. It amused me so much I thought I’d actually share something from my linguistic life … Continue reading

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