Tag Archives: phonology

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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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: TrueSpell.com

TrueSpell.com is a program that converts written English to “typical” American pronuncations (whatever “typical” might mean).  This might sound like a rather obvious exercise, but as any kindergardner will tell you, English spelling is ridiculous.  Despite all of the (useful) rules kids used … Continue reading

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Resources: English Phonetic Transcription

English Phonetic Transcription. A text to IPA converter for English. Students beware, your teachers know what you’re up to. 🙂

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Language Fun: Rajesh Rao’s Ted Talk about cracking the Indus script

Rajesh Rao: A Rosetta Stone for the Indus script | Video on TED.com.

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Resources: WALS – The World Atlas of Language Structures

  WALS – The World Atlas of Language Structures is a collection of descriptive database put together by linguistic experts at the Max Planck Institute.  You can search by region, country, or language genealogy and learn about the phonology, lexicon, and … Continue reading

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Conferences: Accents 2011

    Accents 2011 focuses on an important area of linguistics research–the development of native and non-native accents of English.  This conference is currently calling for proposals.  You can find out more by clicking on the link above.

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Resources: LingBuzz

Generative Linguists will be glad to find the LingBuzz archive, which currently boasts over 3000 papers (“old and new, published or not”).  The site is hosted by CASTLE/Tromso and primarily features syntax, semantics, and phonology papers. LingBuzz.

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Resources: ADVANCE introduces us to GOOGLE BODY

ADVANCE, a blog aimed at Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists has recommended a new tool for teaching about the vocal tract:  Google Body.  Zoom in to see lungs, vocal folds, the oral cavity, and the nasal passages.  Is that the velum?!? … Continue reading

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