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Review: The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building

The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building by David J. PetersonMy rating: 5 of 5 stars While I don't see myself conlanging any time soon, this was quite a fun read (and a pretty good book if you are interested in linguistics but don't know where to start!) There were quite a few examples from Game of Thrones (which I guess is the most
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Linguistics humor - phonemes

This past week I was looking on the web for interesting news, research, and funny humor, relating to language and linguistics for my department's social media presence (here, here, and here are some places - if you are interested).  I came across this Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic strip which made me chuckle, but it seemed inappropriate for work...so here it is :-)
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Twitter Maxims of Cooperation

The other day I saw a friend of mine (and I hope it's OK to pick on you for a bit :-) ) who had a twitter (and Facebook) post like this one (content is made up):I am really #psyched about this #awesome #content on this #fabulous #topic that I am #super #interested in. This is #seriously #awesome.My friend, if you are reading this I am not picking on you, I am only using your twitter post as a jump
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Books to read...but you already know the content?

This past summer I borrowed quite a lot of books from my school's library. Since I am a staff member the loan period is quite generous, so I could take out a box full of books and have them due back in October. Pretty sweet. So I decided to look at my GoodReads list and get as many books as I could find at my school which has the generous loan period.  After reading quite a few books from
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Linguistics Humor

I came across this video (while looking for Previews of a bit of Fry and Laurie).It is pretty humorous...and as someone who's just finished an MA in applied linguistics...all I could think of was theory
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Brain reaching capacity ;-)

I've got Chomsky in the brain...along with a lot of other linguistics stuff. These past few weeks I've been reading a lot about tech and non-tech issues that I have random thoughts on, but by the time I get to writing about them I could care less ;-)I think for the rest of the semester you'll probably see a lot of linguistics related posts as I continue to work on my classics research paper, psycholinguistics
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