March 2022: PIE Day and Memory Speaks
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 enough.
Amy Plackowski (she/her) @linguistihawkWe don’t talk enough about the fact that the guy who named 3.14… “pi” was the father of the guy who discovered proto-Indo-European (PIE).
The main episode of Lingthusiasm was Word order, we love (transcript). The bonus episode was Behind the scenes on how linguists come up with research topics. The deadline for the LingComm Grant applications was March 31st, so next month we head into reviewing the proposals!
Selected blog posts:
This month's image is of the excellent book Memory Speaks: On Losing and Reclaiming Language and Self by Julie Sedivy, which I greatly enjoyed reading! It's a really interesting combination of pop science book and memoir, which we don't see enough of in pop linguistics.
Thanks for coming along,