John Gordon Ross

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Language Stuff

Almost everyone uses language, so inevitably almost everyone thinks they are an expert in it. I don’t consider myself an expert, though most of my work requires at least language competence and sometimes actual skill, but I do follow the blogs featured on this feeds page.

(If you are wondering where the translation-related feeds have all gone, I have put them on their own page.)

Most of the blogs represented here are in English, most of the time, but don’t be surprised to find other languages used. Go with the flow – I occasionally find myself pleasantly surprised at how much I can grasp in languages I have never seen before.

Language On the Net

Language Log » Corpus-Wide Association Studies

Sunday 11 March 12:51:20 UTC 2012

I've spent the past couple of days at GURT 2012, and one of the interesting talks that I've heard was Julian Brooke and Sali Tagliamonte, "Hunting the linguistic variable: using computational techniques for data exploration and analysis". Their abstract (all that's available of the work so far) explains that: The selection of an appropriate linguistic variable is typically the first … [Link]

Omniglot blog » Language quiz

Sunday 11 March 10:32:09 UTC 2012

Here’s a recording in a mystery language. Can you identify the language, and do you know where it’s spoken? [Link]

Urban Word of the Day » brown carded

Sunday 11 March 8:30:00 UTC 2012

When a person does not wash their hands after taking a dump they receive a brown card. Similar to a warning in sports. Brent got brown carded because he is a disgusting douche bag and didn't wash after laying an offering to the porcelain god. [Link]

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