Tag Archives: Language
Students at George Mason University are hosting a conference next spring. VALLE: VirginiA Language, Linguistics, and Education symposium. Details are forthcoming, but save the date! Friday, April 27, 2012
Teach Ling is a website hosting linguistically oriented teaching plans–some written by linguists. It also offers links to other linguistic resources on the web. If you register, you may both contribute and download material
Facebook appears to have launched a new translation tool. No gaurantees on how accurate it might be, but machine translation is defintely improving. Let us know what you think!
Language is full of ambiguity. Not only do we have words with two different meanings, but we have sentences which–because of structural ambiguity–can have multiple meanings. One of the more famous examples that illustrates these issues is the following sentence: … Continue reading
The English inflectional system is weak compared to many other IndoEuropean languages, but we do still inflect our verbs for tense, aspect, voice, mood, and subject verb agreement. Unfortunately, because American schools don’t teach grammar any more, many people don’t … Continue reading
The creation of Artificial Intelligence–computers that talk like real human beings–has been extremely challenging. Significant progress has been made, but teaching computers to recognize things like sarcasm has been notably difficult. This week, researchers at Cornell University made big news … Continue reading