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Noam Chomsky: Trump Believes Acts of Horrific Violence Make Him Presidential

Click here for reuse options! The linguist calls the bombing of Syria a naked attempt to appease American audiences. Linguist and author Noam Chomsky sat down with T.J. Coles, the director of the Plymouth Institute for Peace Research,...Show More Summary

Melania Trump used as role model for Croatians

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A language school in Croatia is persuading people to learn English by reminding them of one Eastern European whose linguistic skills brought her a long way—Melania Trump. The Ameri?ki Institut in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia in southeastern Europe, posted a picture of its new billboard on...

First aid in the brain: When language suddenly fails

(Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences) After a stroke a person often suffers from language problems. In some cases certain linguistic abilities can be regained, whereas others are lost forever. Now scientists at...Show More Summary

In new book, MIT linguist expands the horizons of language analysis

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) In a new book, MIT linguist expands the horizons of language analysis.

The Potential of automatic word comparison for historical linguistics

(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Johann-Mattis List, Simon Greenhill and Russell Gray from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History have tested the capacity of different computational approaches...Show More Summary

Artificial-intelligence system surfs web to improve its performance

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Last week, at the Association for Computational Linguistics' Conference on Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory won a best-paper award for a new approach to information extraction that turns conventional machine learning on its head.

Technique reveals the basis for machine-learning systems' decisions

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) At the Association for Computational Linguistics' Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence LaboratoryShow More Summary

Save CA Residents from a Language Drought: Vote 'Yes' This Fall

This post was authored by: Netta Avineri, Assistant Professor, Applied Linguistics, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; Susan D. Blum, Professor, Anthropology, University of Notre Dame; Suzanne García-Mateus, Visiting...Show More Summary

AN News: “Interdisciplinary Collaborations around Language and Social Justice” by Jonathan Rosa (Stanford University) and Netta Avineri (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey)

In recent years, AAA’s Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) has generously supported a range of efforts intended to create interdisciplinary dialogues. In 2014, this support took the form of an Invited Colloquium at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), conceived of by then presidents of AAA and AAAL, Monica Heller […]

The Linguistics of Signifying Time.

Back in 2005 I posted about a language spoken in a remote corner of Brazil, Nheengatú (Tupi: [?????a?tu]); now it’s the subject of a study by Simeon Floyd of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, “Modally hybrid grammar? Celestial pointing for time-of-day reference in Nheengatú,” published in the March 2016 issue of Language (preprint pdf). […]

Endowed chairs at the 2017 Linguistic Institute

Anyone familiar with academia will have noticed how often the high-prestige invited participants at conferences or summer schools and the holders of endowed professorships tend to be men. Well, not so much in linguistics, it would seem. Look at the list of the faculty members selected to hold the four prestigious endowed professorships at the […]

Twitter loved Apple’s WWDC keynote according to Oxford academics’ sentiment analysis

TheySay, a sentiment analysis startup spun out from Oxford University and founded by the institution’s Professor of Computational Linguistics and one of its leading researchers, claims Twitter loved Apple’s WWDC keynote. Dr Karo Moilanen,...Show More Summary

“Bankspeak” (or, Orwellian development)

What can quantitative linguistic analysis tell us about the operations and outlook of the international financial institutions? At first glance, the words most frequently used in the World Bank’s Annual Reports give an impression of unbroken continuity. Seven are near the … Continue reading ? The post “Bankspeak” (or, Orwellian development) appeared first on Chris Blattman.

Striking for Irish and linguistic diversity

Irish MEP stages 'language strike' against exclusion of Irish language within EU institutions.

Linguistics: Tonal languages need humid climates

The weather impacts not only upon our mood but also our voice. An international research team including scientists from the Max Planck Institutes for Psycholinguistics, Evolutionary Anthropology and Mathematics in the Sciences has analyzed the influence of humidity on the evolution of languages. Show More Summary

LSA 'Foundation Members' from Wisconsin

Somebody just told me about looking through the lists of original members of the Linguistic Society of America — they'd talked to someone at another university who'd actually investigated this in detail for their institution. The list...Show More Summary

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr: Social Justice Is Linguistic Justice

"Language is like the bones. Culture is like the body." Participant, Indigenous Language Institute Symposium in 2002 Language and justice connect. Indigenous communities keep alive the dream and hope of a world where their languagesShow More Summary

Summer Institute on The Investigation of Linguistic Meaning

[Posting this to boost the signal. This seems like an awesome opportunity.] Call for Applications The Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin and the National Humanities Center in North Carolina are soliciting applications for the 2015/16 SIAS Summer Institute: The Investigation of Linguistic Meaning: In the Armchair, in the Field, and in the Lab. Show More Summary

Finnish Linguists Tell Apple They’re Spelling iPhone Wrong

If you thought that “Think Different” was the last time Apple was going to come under fire from the grammar police, think again! Finland’s linguistic authorities, the Institute for the Languages of Finland — which rules on correct spellings, loan … Read more ›

"Huh" is the universal word

4 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

"Is 'Huh?' a universal word? Conversational infrastructure and the convergent evolution of linguistic items is a new paper in PLoS One by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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