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Being a linguist is more like a strange handicap: Where you normals just see unintelligible foreign gibberish, we linguists hallucinate. We see fascinating parallels, hints of patterns, analytical conundrums.
Geoffrey Pullum, “Linguistics qua affliction” (via na-vidya-na-avidya)
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thelifeofalinguist:

psych2go:

Swear words are not located in the linguistic part of the brain, but in the emotive part. This is why when a person feels any form of extreme emotion, they are more likely to swear. submitted by differentinfrench

Some have argued that this is also why swear words tend to slip out in moments of intense emotion.
Rather than being a deliberate choice like the words we speak, expletives are more so a reflex.

thelifeofalinguist:

psych2go:

Swear words are not located in the linguistic part of the brain, but in the emotive part. This is why when a person feels any form of extreme emotion, they are more likely to swear. submitted by differentinfrench

Some have argued that this is also why swear words tend to slip out in moments of intense emotion.

Rather than being a deliberate choice like the words we speak, expletives are more so a reflex.

Vor 14 Stunden gepostet
openaccess-ling:

Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable - Sampson, Gil, & Trudgill

Oh, i remember the conference this book is based on. Thanks for posting this!

openaccess-ling:

Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable - Sampson, Gil, & Trudgill

Oh, i remember the conference this book is based on. Thanks for posting this!

Vor 14 Stunden gepostet
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
Charles Bukowski (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Vor 14 Stunden gepostet

Māori Proverb

kaitiaki:

anagrammaton:

all-is-ashes:

lisiate:

Māori Proverb: Kāore te kumara e kōrero mō tōna ake reka.
Translation: The kumara (sweet potato) does not speak of its own sweetness.
Meaning: You ain’t all that.

anagrammaton OH SNAP

e hoa ma can we all learn a fuckload of whakatauki and just quote them to each other all the time and pretend we’re wise old kaumatua

omg. that lisiate chick stole my post!

http://kaitiaki.tumblr.com/post/75033126482/whakatauki-kaore-te-kumara-e-korero-mo-tona

Vor 16 Stunden gepostet

theolduvaigorge:

Academics Write Papers Arguing Over How Many People Read (And Cite) Their Papers

Studies about reading studies go back more than two decades

Vor 17 Stunden gepostet

Three weeks after Ed gets the idea to develop his own language, Linda snaps.


Das muss nicht sein. Tauscht Euch über Plansprachen lieber mit Gleichgesinnten im Forum aus: http://www.linguisten.de/Forum-Kunstsprachen-Interlinguistik

Three weeks after Ed gets the idea to develop his own language, Linda snaps.

Das muss nicht sein. Tauscht Euch über Plansprachen lieber mit Gleichgesinnten im Forum aus: http://www.linguisten.de/Forum-Kunstsprachen-Interlinguistik

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theolduvaigorge:

Historical Convention Merch

  • from The Aporetic

"After the most recent OAH a friend a col­league, Adam Roth­man, suggested a line of T-shirts. We came up with a few ideas. Feel free to add your own.”

***I think this goes for all conferences.

(Source: The Aporetic via @AcademicsSay on Twitter)

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No British colony was born under so cruel a scar as Australia.
John Pilger, The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back (via black-australia)

… and it hasn’t healed yet

Vor 1 Tag gepostet
When children attend schools that place a greater value on discipline and security than on knowledge and intellectual development, they are attending prep schools for prison.
Angela Davis (via thinksquad)