Linguistic Corner: UK researchers want to hear every Kentucky accent

14/01/2019

We need more projects like this to record and preserve our accents, dialects, and languages. Find at http://www.kykernel.com/news/from-hills-to-hollers-uk-researchers-want-to-hear-every/article_f0fc56e8-c63b-11e8-8e52-6fa79d5f3cd6.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

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Does Your Language Influence How You Think?

09/01/2019

I believe it does, just my disclaimer. But don’t take my word for it. Read more at https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-your-language-influence-how-you-think/


Brain Corner: Your Brain Sees Ambiguous Language as a Type of Illusion

25/12/2018

Did you know? Read more at https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/illusion-chasers/your-brain-sees-ambiguous-language-as-a-type-of-illusion/?fbclid=IwAR1D_cu6fqB6YbYhgcASkj1ieexl2VirCmq-6ezneo6eLqEm0uSpSz5CvCA


How Many Language Exist in the World, Anyway?

24/12/2018

I am not sure if we will ever know for sure since some language groups are so small and secluded that their languages are not even registered. Here is an article trying to answer the question at https://www.linguisticsociety.org/sites/default/files/how-many-languages.pdf


Linguistics: The World’s Most Efficient Languages

23/12/2018

An interesting reading full of surprises at https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/06/complex-languages/489389/?fbclid=IwAR31s_u3zIqUy8S8fmTTclINk09zZ9JUmehpU4HSOz6j8sXawOc3EXyv-5Y


Can You Name Switzerland’s Four Languages? And What do You Know About Them?

21/12/2018

Do you now Romansh? It is one of the four languages and may be endangered. It is a super-interesting language with a rich history. Read more at http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180627-switzerlands-mysterious-fourth-language


African News: A research platform for African scientists will take papers in local languages

20/12/2018

Great news for African languages! More at https://qz.com/1314682/african-scientists-can-submit-research-in-local-african-languages/


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