“SQUELCHED ENTHUSIASMS”

Archive for category: Linguistics

   (2017.02.24)

Pronunciations are converging on [ˌænˈtiːfʌ]

   (2016.06.28)

Instagram hovers on top of human language. It’s a global medium without a hint of of cultural appropriation or imperialism

   (2015.02.16)

Two sites about diacritics

   (2015.02.16)

Martin Freeman: “Listen, I’m sorry for an Englishman speaking English. I apologize if that’s stamping all over your New World imperialism. But frankly there are some of us here who still believe in the language”

   (2014.08.03)

I have a degree in linguistics and am embarking on an open-ended project to antedate (find the earliest uses of) gay and lesbian terminology

   (2013.10.04)

Minimal pairs that do and do not end in E

   (2013.07.02)

Demanding that the word transphobia be included in “the dictionary” won’t make it happen

   (2013.07.01)

Yes, and, if you go back far enough, I am one of the indirect reasons why

   (2013.01.29)

“Toronto,” words of the year, “sk(c)optical” (all sic)

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