the ‘-’ in ‘uh-oh’

Doing that ling thing to get the ling bling.

Jul 25

tattoo idea

knuckle tats that say LING UIST


Jul 23

linguistsagainsthumanity:

It’s time for the results of our contest!  Woooo!!

3rd place: “Introducing Xtreme Phonetics!  It’s like phonetics, but with Chomsky’s political opinions!” by wuqs

2nd place: “It’s easy to learn a new language!  All you need is Google Translate" by april-comeshewill

…and…drumroll please…

1st place: “Some say linguistics is a humanity.  Others say it’s a science.  But I say it really has more to do with destroying prescriptivism" by dftba-starkids

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!  Hope you had fun :)  As a prize for everyone, we’ve posted all our current cards as PDF files here - we’ll update every couple of weeks.  (The PDFs are hosted by Google Drive - let us know if you have any issues downloading so we can fix it!)

We’ll be back to regular posting tomorrow - remember, you can still submit card ideas :)

Rock on,

The LAH Team


Jul 22

allthingslinguistic:

Practice with Pronouns is a site that lets you practise subject, object, possessive, and reflexive forms of English third person pronouns. It comes with a few of the most common options, but you can also fill in whatever pronouns you like. Useful for both English learners and people wanting to practise using nonbinary pronouns.  
As if it couldn’t get any more delightful, it often uses quotes from Welcome to Night Vale in the practice sentences, which is definitely far more entertaining than See Spot Run. The feedback sentences are also very cute. 
(Hm, I’m pretty sure the second blank in that screenshot should have said “xyr”, in retrospect.)

allthingslinguistic:

Practice with Pronouns is a site that lets you practise subject, object, possessive, and reflexive forms of English third person pronouns. It comes with a few of the most common options, but you can also fill in whatever pronouns you like. Useful for both English learners and people wanting to practise using nonbinary pronouns.  

As if it couldn’t get any more delightful, it often uses quotes from Welcome to Night Vale in the practice sentences, which is definitely far more entertaining than See Spot Run. The feedback sentences are also very cute. 

(Hm, I’m pretty sure the second blank in that screenshot should have said “xyr”, in retrospect.)


Jul 21

Sometimes when people don’t say things, they don’t say things differently.

wasureneba:

uncontrolledprocrastination:

lolmythesis:

Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz

Beyond Deep and Surface: Explorations in the Typology of Anaphora

I want to read this paper (or whatever it is).

It’s currently behind paywall, but I’d be happy to e-mail a PDF to anyone who’s interested.


Jul 19

Jul 17

there should be a children’s picture book called one wug, two ____, red wug, blue wug.


gwenniel:

AU where ‘wug’ has an irregular plural form.

(via thiswug)


Linguistics Resources Masterpost

tumblinguists:

I’m posting this behind a Read-More so that any and all updates to this list will be available no matter how many reblogs it gets, or if you store it in your drafts for future reference, or if you queue it and it comes out in 3 weeks; so no matter what the latest updates will be there.

Thank you so much to everyone who helped out so far. Please feel free to make suggestions (whether it’s the organization of the resources, or additional resources).

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WHAT EVERY PRESCRIPTIVIST MUST THINK ON THE INSIDE

meanguistics:

Wait, if it’s ungrammatical, why do I understand the intent…

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(via didyoudrinkmygingerale)


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