Tag Archives: Languages

Tools: Sign Linguistics Corpora Network

Computer-aided technology has allowed considerable corpus research in linguistics that would not have been available just a few decades ago.  However, many of these corpora are geared towards written language.  Corpora for spoken and singed languages require considerably more effort … Continue reading

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Language News: Using a Foreign Language | FPJ

The relationship between language and culture is closer than many people realize: Using a Foreign Language | FPJ. http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2011/03/19/using-a-foreign-language/

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Resources: The Pidgins and Creoles in Education (PACE) Newsletter

The language-related challenges that American teachers face in the classroom are often discussed as if they were unique to the United States, but having students who speak differently than they need to write is not unique to the U.S.  In … Continue reading

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Language News: NYT > On Language

A couple of years ago, Ben Zimmer took over William Safire’s On Language column on the New York Times.  Zimmer wasn’t as well known to the public as Safire, who had once served as Nixon’s speech writer, but Zimmer has impeccable … Continue reading

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Resources: How much shifting actually occurred during the Great Vowel Shift? « Numerous Ways of Analyzing Change (NWAC)

Those who are interested in the scholarship of language variation research would do well to check out Numerous Ways of Analyzing Change (NWAC), a blog by PhD Candidate David Durian.  This blog documents the expansive range of scholarship that David … Continue reading

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