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Fun With Linguistics!
So, you know how Jeff Goldblum is all stuttery and adorable when he talks? Apparently, if you record him and play it back at half the original speed, he just sounds wasted:


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Fun or Logical Analysis?
The one Linguistics paper I would ever show to Chris Dye before GBrowdy: Imperfect puns, Markedness and Phonological Similarity.
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My Freakin' Pride!
I tried to respond to Andrew's post below several times, to offer an explanation before GBrowdy could show off. Alas! Sillytech thought I was spam! Even though I was logged in.

So I will offer you more auditory illusions thanks to the awesome Al Bregman AND another way cool video demonstrating the properties of sound using salt.

I will also remind Andrew- and any other readers who may or may not be named Gil- that he called me the better linguist. That's right... I'm the pettier better linguist!
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But Is Gender A Factor, Too?
Study of Language Use in Children Suggests Sex Influences How Brain Processes Words
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One two many
This article may be of interest to you. Especially if you are a linguist.
Researchers discovered the Piraha tribe of Brazil, with a population of 200, have no [counting] words beyond one, two and many.
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MIT Open Course Ware saves Nigeria!
Today Mariana told me about some guy from Nigeria who emailed the Concordia Linguistics Student Association saying that they wanted to start a linguistics program but they didn't have any books or anything.

I mentioned to her that MIT had an Open Course Ware project going on, where they are putting all the materials for all of their classes online. MIT has a strong linguistics program, so I'm sure it's a valuable resource for the Nigerian dude. But MIT is strong in other things as well (computer science, engineering, AI, robotics, etc). So maybe there's something in this Open Course Ware program that's valuable for you?
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