Linguistics posts, threads, and memes of this past year, in case you missed them
Hello! This month, I did a virtual event with Argo Bookshop where I talked with Rosemary Mosco about her book, A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching (I am…
Hello! In August, I did a talk about How Linguistics Can Help You Learn a Language for Duolingo! It was part of their annual public fan event, DuoCon…
Hello! Here are some Pi Day (3rd month, 14th day) facts about the PIE (Proto-Indo-European). Both of these guys were named William Jones, confusingly…
Hello! I started off the year as usual at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting, at which I was honoured to be the recipient of the…
Hello! 2020 wasn't the year anyone was expecting, and I did much less travel than in previous years. But, while I was social distancing at home like…
Hello! I’m quoted in a New York Times Wordplay piece about ending texts with a period. Now that Because Internet has been out for two years, I can…
Hello! I set up a survey for anyone who's been using Because Internet for teaching - put in what you've been doing and I'll compile and share it with…
Hello! This month, I started a new reading project! It's inspired by a paper by Evan Kidd and Rowena Garcia that came out last year, and which surveys…
I did some back-to-school virtual university talks this month! I talked about The Internet is Making English Better at Yale with Claire Bowern and about…
Hello! I asked people for their favourite fun fact about linguistics and ended up with a delightful thread of replies! (Click through to read them.) The…
Hello! I started the year at a rather surreal LSA 2022, the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, which I'd hoped to attend in person in…