Tag Archives: Linguistics

Language Fun: The Eggcorn Database

Eggcorn is a linguistic term coined by Dr. Geoffrey Pullum (a linguist who is often featured on the Language Log and the Chronicle of Higher Education).  It refers to an idiosyncratic, pun-like back-formation of a word, such as “eggcorn” for … Continue reading

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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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Tools: “Do-It-Yourself” State Maps

“Do-It-Yourself” State Maps. Texas A&M offers a website that might be useful for those who do geographically-based sociolinguistic research.  The link above takes you to this site, which allows you to build your own state map, modifying it to suit … Continue reading

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Conferences: VirginiA Language, Linguistics, and Education (VALLE)

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

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Resources: Teach Ling

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

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Language News: Facebook translation

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!

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Resources: Online LinguaVideo List

This collection of videos at OnlineUniverisities.com features linguists, including Ethan Zukerman, Erin McKean, Monica Heller, Steven Pinker, Eve Sweetser, Susan Savage Rumbaugh, Rebecca Wheeler, and Patrica Ryan. Also recommended: Bill Labov’s A Life of Learning: Six People I have learned from Paul Kerswill’s TEDx … Continue reading

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Resources: International Phonetic Association

Those who are looking for phonetics resources should be sure to check out the webpage for the International Phonetic Association, which hosts IPA charts, fonts, sound files, and links to their scholarly journals.  It is very user friendly.

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Resources: University of the Basque Country Lab

The Language and Speech Lab at the University of the Basque Country maintains a website that highlights their research in language acquisition, speech recognition, and modeling.

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