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Gretchen McCulloch @gretchenmcc@xoxo.zone

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Anyway, hi, I'm an internet linguist!

You might know me from writing linguistics articles at The Toast (RIP)

These days I cohost a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics (lingthusiasm.com) and I'm writing a book in defense of internet language which'll be out with Penguin in 2019 gretchenmcculloch.com/book

New instance opened: polyglot.city

Polyglot City is the right instance for you, if you're interested in languages, language learning and translating, or if you are multilingual or polyglot. All languages are allowed to flourish on our timelines. Welcome!

#instances

I started fact-checking a book about emoji and the book was so hilaribad it turned into a thread-review (birdsite x-post) Show more

This is an unusual formation - some huge nodes with bristles of related words. Can't figure out what the big nodes have in common:
ryryryryryry, winair, monechma, jiwamol, thongrung, zety, rungfapaisarn, manxamba.
And their related words are weird too. Related to "manxamba": nephrotoxicity, bellbottoms, pilfers, xenomorph.

More nebulas in word vector space. They turn out to be Latin names of birds (upper), mollusks (lower right) and other invertebrates (lower left). Gauzy satellite blobs are dinosaurs and taxonomists.

Is there yet a Mastodon instance themed around language learning, multilingualism and polyglot people?

I could be interested in opening one, if this niche is not filled yet.

#Mastodon #instance #multilingualism #polyglot #languages

what's the earliest creative project using computation that you can think of that makes use of Project Gutenberg as a corpus?

previously asked here mastodon.social/users/aparrish and we couldn't come up with anything pre-2012(?!) but figure it's worth asking again

tired: choose your instance based on the moderation policy

wired: choose your instance based on the custom emoji

:xoxo: : :yay:

A daily toot every time the blog at allthingslinguistic.com updates!

For a curated tour of older blog posts: allthingslinguistic.com/top

For my upcoming book in defense of internet language: allthingslinguistic.com/book

For linguistics in monthly audio chats, listen to me on Lingthusiasm, a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics! lingthusiasm.com

[#linguistics bot account, talk to @gretchenmcc for replies] #introductions

Trying my hand at an automated account!

You can now follow @allthingslinguistic for an interesting thing about every day from my blog!

Thanks to @KelsonV for a helpful blog post on getting this set up with IFTTT hyperborea.org/journal/2017/12

This site feels OVERWHELMINGLY populated by men. Ladies, where you at?

Thought I'd do a #FollowFriday for some people I've enjoyed following on Birdsite. They're lovely people and some of them are new here:
@roseveleth
@gretchenmcc
@aparrish
@ann_leckie
@robin
@scalzi

So, has anyone in started work on an oral history of people saying birdsite/birdworld on here or were you all waiting for an internet linguist to take up residence?

Please @ me with your theories/stories!

Today I learned that the kids refer to what I'd call "normal cartoons" as "2D cartoons"

So, uh, there's no way of bulk-importing all the accounts I just followed on my account at a different instance (@gretchenmcc) if I now want to follow them here instead, is there?

Something for - j'eat jet, a linguistically-excellent restaurant name that I recently visited in Brooklyn when I was there for EmojiCon

(from my monthly linkfest here gretchenmcculloch.com/2018/08/ )

I'm trying to find fellow people into linguistics, feel free to RT!

(x-posted from my account on another instance, still getting used to this whole federation thing)

Anyway, hi, I'm an internet linguist!

You might know me from writing linguistics articles at The Toast (RIP)

These days I cohost a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics (lingthusiasm.com) and I'm writing a book in defense of internet language which'll be out with Penguin in 2019 gretchenmcculloch.com/book

In the last half hour I've gone from having zero mastodon accounts to two of them? Hi peeps!