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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

AUSTRONESIAN LINGUISTIC PHYLOGENY.

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

No, the Other Right!

Academics / Linguistics : Language Hat (15 hours ago)

Mark Liberman at the Log follows up on Bob Ladd’s suggestion for a post “about inexcusably unmemorable terminology for related concepts that have to be sharply distinguished from one another.” It’s turned into a really interesting d... Read Post


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