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

languagehat.com » Joint Speech.

Saturday 6 January 23:10:48 UTC 2018

Joint Speech is a site providing “Resources for the study of joint speech,” notably a new book: Cummins, Fred (2018) The Ground From Which We Speak: Joint speech and the collective subject is a book exploring the topic of joint speech published online here. The book is available in two formats. Large is suited to reading on tablets and laptops. … [Link]

Urban Word of the Day » pop a socket

Saturday 6 January 8:30:00 UTC 2018

A method of lighting fire using tissue, a paperclip or staple, a plastic comb, and an electrical outlet. Commonly used in prisons where smoking cigarettes is prohibited. Thirty days in the hole. You pop a socket again and you're gonna catch an arson charge. [Link]

Language Log » ADS Word of the Year is "fake news"

Saturday 6 January 6:17:03 UTC 2018

The people have spoken. At the American Dialect Society annual meeting in Salt Lake City (held in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America), the 2017 Word of the Year has been selected, and it's fake news. (Yes, yes, we all know that's technically two words, just like dumpster fire, the choice for 2016. The "word of the year" can … [Link]

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