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From the Zippy desk at Language Log Plaza

Two recent Zippy strips with some linguistic interest. The first seems irrelevant until the last panel, when we get yet another reference to Noam Chomsky in the popular media. (See this posting by Mark Liberman, with links to some of these earlier postings. Zippy throws in a Chomsky reference now and then, as here and here.) The second [...]
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The aggrieved passive voice

Academics / Linguistics : Language Log (6 years ago)

This afternoon, John Baker posted to the American Dialect Society's listserv (ADS-L) the following note: Mark Liberman recently wrote in Language Log that, for everyone except linguists and a few exceptionally old-fashioned intellec... Read Post


Academics / Linguistics : Language Hat (5 years ago)

This thread developed into a discussion of the parallel between the development of evolution theory and historical linguistics. Now Mark Liberman has a post at the Log about "how close we should expect linguistic and biological desc... Read Post


Academics / Linguistics : Language Hat (6 years ago)

Another fascinating post by Mark Liberman at the indispensable Language Log, linking to an article published today in Science, "Language Phylogenies Reveal Expansion Pulses and Pauses in Pacific Settlement," by R. D. Gray, A. J. Dru... Read Post

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