Blog Posts - Linguistics



Massive open-access database on human cultures created

An international team of researchers has developed a website at d-place.org to help answer long-standing questions about the forces that shaped human cultural diversity. Norms of domestic organization vary substantially among the world's cultural gr...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 12, 2016

Linguistalks with Payal Khullar

(Another of my famously bad titles, but it stays.) What studying linguistics entails is not clearly understood, in my experience, in India. Having just finished two years of a post-grad in Linguistics, alongside only about ten students from the...
by Tabula Rasa on May 6, 2016

Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson

In the last post, I mentioned a project. That is what has been killing my creativity for the past three months. The topic is metaphorical language; how it is stored and processed in the mind. Now, I don't know if I am built for research, have a resea...
by Tabula Rasa on Apr 5, 2016

"Indian in blood, English in tastes" - bilingualism and language education

(this is not a direct reference, but representative of the sad books I am buried in lately)This past month I have been working on my Masters' dissertation in psycholinguistics. The project is not what this post is about, but something I stumbled upon...
by Tabula Rasa on Mar 30, 2016

Why we return from vacation stressed

Holidays should be a time relaxing moment out of trouble, but most of us are weary back from vacation more stressed than before to leave. 7 Tips for Reducing Pre-Vacation Stress - TribeHR ... vacation wipes out these positive benefits. Encourage your...
by We care about your travel on Sep 7, 2015

Perhaps the best introductory lectures on Indo-European languages: by John McWhorter

I don't know what's happened to me. I was not particularly interested in languages or ancient Indian history, but since I discovered the debate re: AIT/OIT and began to understand that European languages are very similar to Indian ones,...

Scientists discover links between genes and language

Academics at the University of York have discovered a correlation between genetic and linguistic diversity and concluded that at least in Europe people who speak different languages are also more likely to have a different genetic make-up. Multiling...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 9, 2015

Key element of human language discovered in bird babble

Stringing together meaningless sounds to create meaningful signals was previously thought to be the preserve of humans alone, but a new study has revealed that babbler birds are also able to communicate in this way. Chestnut-crowned babbler [Credit:...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 4, 2015

Norse Linguistic Invasion

Originally posted on Mere Inkling:The initial Viking incursions into England were violent, but they left a colorful linguistic legacy in their wake. Victims of the onslaught, like the unfortunate monks of Lindisfarne, paid a steep price, but the Nor...
by Stories & Soliloquies on Apr 21, 2015

When I say “myth”

Myth… <br /> This came up recently… When I say myth, I do not mean fiction. Rather, I mean taking our words and talking about things we do not understand. We do this via stories or analogies or whatsoever poetic form this may take...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 16, 2015

When I say “myth”

Myth… <br /> This came up recently… When I say myth, I do not mean fiction. Rather, I mean taking our words and talking about things we do not understand. We do this via stories or analogies or whatsoever poetic form this may take...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 16, 2015

More on European languages linked to migration from the east

UAB has participated in a research published in Nature which identified a massive migration of Kurgan populations (Yamna culture) which went from the Russian steppes to the centre of Europe some 4,500 years ago, favouring the expansion of Indo-Europe...
by The Archaeology News Network on Mar 5, 2015

Languages for distributing your press releases in Africa

DAKAR, Senegal, January 13, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Did you know that there are more than 2,000 different languages spoken across Africa, some of which are spoken by just a few communities and others are used by millions of peo...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jan 13, 2015

Call for papers: SALALS Special Issue on Phonetics and Phonology in Bantu

Contributions are sought for a special issue of the Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies (SALALS) focusing on Phonetics and Phonology in Bantu.
by SocioLingo Africa on Jan 8, 2015

Arabic Script in Africa: Website Announcement

We have set up a Tumblr-based website at http://www.tasia.org dedicated to the studies of African languages written in Arabic script (Ajami) and related disciplines. The post Arabic Script in Africa: Website Announcement appeared first on SocioLingo...
by SocioLingo Africa on Dec 23, 2014

UOH 42 Professors,Asst.Professors,Associate Professors Recruitment 2015 at http://jobs.uohyd.ac.in Last Date Jan 02nd 2015

UOH  42 Professors,Asst.Professors,Associate Professors Recruitment 2015 at  http://jobs.uohyd.ac.in  Last Date Jan 02nd 2015University of Hyderabad is inviting the Faculty recruitment for the 2015 year.University of Hyderabad is a Tel...
by Jobs Fame on Dec 22, 2014

FInal Project Created by English Department of UNP 2010-2014

To see click the link z DATA JUDUL 2014 SIlahkan di download untuk memeriksa apakah judul anda sama dengan final project sebelumnya. Bagi mahasiswa bahasa Inggris silahkan dilihat untuk panduan pengajuan judulFiled under: Education Tagged: ELT, judul...
by callhavid on Nov 30, 2014

SBL 2014 Interviews

SBL 2014 was great and I had the opportunity to interview three scholars for MAP. Dr. Yael Avrahami is the author of the award-winning book Senses of Scripture: Sensory Perception in the Hebrew Bible. In our discussion, she addresses why the 5 senses...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Nov 27, 2014

Case-frames in Logos 6 #Logos6

First of all, Joel told me that I should post here because no one reads my blog. And that’s not very nice. But, he’s probably right. And, once I changed his blog’s tagline to “Where Joel incessantly brain vomits nonsense into...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Oct 28, 2014

Wat voor de tolken, vertalers en linguisten hier?

Ampersand: An International Journal of General and Applied Linguistics Serving the breadth of the general and applied linguistics communities; Ampersand offers a highly–visible, open acc...
by Vreemdelingenrecht on Oct 28, 2014


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