December 2021: pigeon calls and a bookmas tree
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 especially pleased with the “linguistic tie-in” portion of the event where I got Rosemary to teach me how to make various pigeon calls and the audience played along, very much vibes of intro phonetics class).
I did an interview on the Notion podcast with Devon Zuegel. Here’s a quote from that:
“If you see it as, okay, language is always a moving target, it’s a living thing that exists in the minds of living beings, and nothing about human life or human society, or human culture is exactly the same from one generation to the next, and language just comes along as part of that.”
I also went to WorldCon in Washington DC this December, which I didn’t join in time to be on any panels but I did meet several people who liked Because Internet and signed books for them!
I nerd-sniped someone into recording the Grinch song in Latin and I couldn’t be more pleased
Selected blog posts:
Linguistics jobs: Interview with an academic linguist
This month’s image is a charming bookmas tree from Etat de Style, a bookstore in Montreal.
Thanks for coming along,