Tag Archives: Social Sciences

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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Language News: The Subtleties of Marketing Beer to Latinos

Quite often, news-stories about beer commercials focus on the objectification of women.  While such objectification is certainly an important topic, the meta-discussion of beer commercials on NPR last August offered a refreshingly new topic: the ethnic patterns of beer marketing.  As … Continue reading

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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: New (to LingEducator) Links for Learning about the IPA

Students learning the IPA in English will find this page useful. Not only does it give the consonant and vowel charts, but it also gives example words for each vowel http://www.ic.arizona.edu/~lsp/IPA/SSAE.html They may also appreciate the information given in this … Continue reading

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LingEducator has been nominated for “Best Grammar Blog 2011”

LingEducator is very excited to announce that we have been nominated for the Best Grammar Blog 2011 contest being hosted by Grammar.net.  While we do not strictly deal with grammar issues on this site, we hope you will consider casting … Continue reading

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Language Fun: International Talk Like A Pirate Day

  Arrr! International Talk Like A Pirate Day (September 19th) is fast approaching.  It’s a fun holiday for linguists and linguageeks because it celebrates language differences. It’s also an opportunity to engage people in conversations about why we celebrate some … Continue reading

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Required Reading on Multilingualism

The article linked below should be required reading. Especially for teachers, speech-language pathologists, and parents. (But really, everybody should know this.) The article, “Recommending Monolingualism to Multilinguals – Why and Why Not” by Madalena Cruz-Ferreira, is featured on ASHA’s blog, and … Continue reading

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