In February I discussed a usage item that popped up in a crime novel by Michael Connelly (‘Harry Bosch, trainee prescriptivist’). In fact there were a couple of related items: the use of done for f…
Source: ‘I’m done my homework’, part II | Sentence first
If you are looking to land a career in the artificial intelligence field, studying linguistics is a great place to start.
Source: Why AI careers can start with a degree in linguistics | CIO
An Arizona biologist believes that their sounds should be considered language — and that someday we’ll understand what they have to say.
Source: Can Prairie Dogs Talk? – NYTimes.com
Speaking two or more different languages sometimes causes confusion and embarrassment. Here are a few stories form the strange bilingual twilight zone.
Source: The Bilingual Twilight Zone | Brainscape Blog
Some of us will speak with a posher voice if we think it will make the right impression, but is it worth it? Accents are more than just about how we speak, writes Chi Luu
Source: BBC – Capital – Does your accent make you sound smarter?
And why say ‘I don’t see that here’ instead of ‘no’?
Source: What is a Spelling Bee Pronouncer? | Merriam-Webster
We’ve had spelling bees for much longer than we’ve had the term ‘spelling bee’.
Source: Why is it called a ‘Spelling Bee’? | Merriam-Webster
1 Musical Phonology
This series of 3 videos is AMAZING. The foundations for Lerdahl & Jackendoff’s Generative Theory of Tonal Music (1983) are laid down here. If you’re a musician/linguist, these are *must see* videos – just remember that it was filmed in 1973! -Tep