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In formulating linguistic theories, it is very tempting to identify similarity with identity. The upside of confusing similarity with identity is that it allows more sweeping generalizations to be made. The downside is that they are often wrong.
Jeff Mielke, in “The Emergence of Distinctive Features”, throwing hella shade
in my corner of the world the standard textbook is Heim & Kratzer, but Chierchia & McConnell-Ginet is also used a fair bit

Okay, good to know. I’m not in a position to research those right now but I’m making this post just so I have it

Does anyone have any recommendations as far as semantics textbooks go? Frawley’s 1992 “Linguistic Semantics” is hella expensive; Sebastian Loebner’s 2002 “Understanding Semantics” is significantly cheaper; those are the two I’ve seen recommended. I’m looking for a compromise between comprehensiveness and price, and I will likely be using the textbook to teach myself on my own time, so something that supports auto-didaction would be great.

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psychosassic:

and all the linguists in the night vale fandom have a collective cheer

It’s so great that the deep understanding and empathy that the creators of WTNV display towards other matters of diversity and representation extend toward language as well! That’s a bias that goes unnoticed even by many forward-thinking people… This is a real breath of fresh air.

lesserjoke:

psychosassic:

and all the linguists in the night vale fandom have a collective cheer

It’s so great that the deep understanding and empathy that the creators of WTNV display towards other matters of diversity and representation extend toward language as well! That’s a bias that goes unnoticed even by many forward-thinking people… This is a real breath of fresh air.

chomsky is on another level man, I’m reading his 1956 “Three Models for the Description of Language” and I just puzzled through the first bit of obtuse and under-explained mathematical notation (a process that took me fully two or three days) and three paragraphs later there’s another bit of it of equal or greater obscurity

there’s like a dozen of these things scattered through the article, was higher-level math part of what every linguist was required to know in 1956

reading about PSRs like

  • Textbook: Ask me about relative clauses.
  • Me: Okay, what about relative clau-
  • Textbook: shhh honey no
The object of study in linguistics is not a combination of the written word and the spoken word. The spoken word alone constitutes that object. But the written word is so intimately connected with the spoken word it represents that it manages to usurp the principle role. As much or even more importance is given to this representation of the vocal sign as to the vocal sign itself. It is rather as if people believed that in order to find out what a person looks like it is better to study his photograph rather than his face.

Course in General Linguistics- Saussure

(via being-in-myself)

(via didyoudrinkmygingerale)

yo so I have nearly thirty dollars in Barnes and Noble gift cards, what linguistics books should I buy for my NOOK?

Most singular nouns in English require a D
preach, Carnie, prrreaaaach

someone talk to me about English third-person pronouns (◕‿◕✿)

diana hornoiu is blowing my mind and also my analysis out of the water, damn

found someone to do my syntax individual study with trace

This excerpt is not the entire narrative, which is very long and has numerous points which might be counted as evaluation and/or climax.
Scott F. Kiesling, in “Dude,” being super shady about one of his study participants

murder rises a little in my heart every time my sociolinguistics textbook uses <i> for [ɪ]. and <u> for [ʊ]. and <o> for [ᴐ]. murder is approaching the spillover level in my heart.

when people transpose <etc.> to <ect.> because they parse it as a word and /ɛkt/ ends in a legal consonant cluster in English and /ɛtk/ does not~

at least I assume that’s what’s going on

anyway it’s cute~ (◡‿◡✿)

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