Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Linguistic experts weigh in on Apple/Microsoft feud over “App Store”

A great example of a) the numerous apps (applications!) of linguistics in the contemporary workplace, and b) the unique ways linguists end up serving as legal witnesses in a variety of court cases. Read here how linguists are testifying on … finish reading Linguistic experts weigh in on Apple/Microsoft feud over “App Store”

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Dialects and Politics

  I came across this story about former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, a potential presidential candidate, slipping into a Texas accent in his speeches: http://prospect.org/csnc/blogs/tapped_archive?month=03&year=2011&base_name=pawlenty_admits_adopting_phony This got me thinking about accents and dialects in politics more generally; to what extent do … finish reading Dialects and Politics

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Study Quechua in Peru this summer

David Garrett in the History Department sent me notice of a program in Cusco, Peru, offering intensive summer language courses in Quechua (beginning, intermediate and advanced). The program will take place this year from June 27 to August 12, at … finish reading Study Quechua in Peru this summer

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Ethnomusicologist to speak Thursday March 17

For those of you interested in the social/anthropological aspects of linguistics, I highly recommend checking out this lecture by Kay Kaufman Shelemay from Harvard. Ethnomusicology is a field you want to know about! Her talk is entitled “Music and memory,” … finish reading Ethnomusicologist to speak Thursday March 17

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St. Petersburg Summer Institute

The NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture will be held this year from July 18-August 5, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Russia. NYI is a phenomenal way for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students to have an eye-opening overseas … finish reading St. Petersburg Summer Institute

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Research Opportunities for Recent Grads

The following announcement was sent to me by Colin Phillips at the University of Maryland. Seniors and recent grads looking for work opportunities in linguistics, take note! Post-BA Research Positions at U of Maryland The Department of Linguistics at the … finish reading Research Opportunities for Recent Grads

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Anecdote – Code Switching

A few weeks ago, I found myself in the position of meeting my Korean boyfriend’s elderly grandfather.  The man did not speak much English, and my boyfriend’s Korean was not good enough to serve as a fluent translator.  He had … finish reading Anecdote – Code Switching

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Summer Research Opportunity – Johns Hopkins

NSF-Supported Summer Research for Undergraduates The Center for Language and Speech Processing at the Johns Hopkins University is seeking outstanding members of the current junior class for a summer research workshop on language engineering from June 27 to August 19, … finish reading Summer Research Opportunity – Johns Hopkins

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Summer Research Opportunity in Computer Science (OHSU)

Want to stay in Portland this summer and earn money as a research assistant in computational linguistics? The Center for Spoken Language Understanding (CSLU), part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at OHSU, has summer stipends to work on language-related … finish reading Summer Research Opportunity in Computer Science (OHSU)

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