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
A portion of the #linguistics section at MIT libraries in my August linkfest and monthly summary post!
RT @gretchenmcc Please provide your catchiest songs, for Science*
*and by Science, I mean a late-night internet social experiment that we dreamed up at #xoxofest
(I just want people to come, so also feel free to drop by if you just want a guaranteed location to find me and say hi! It's a big conference!)
We generally think about language as a THING: letters, sounds, signs. But little bits of silence or invisibility are found surprisingly often in language.
Episode 23 of Lingthusiasm, the podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics, is a tour through the various kinds of linguistic nothings 🎧💚🕳️
Listen here or on your favourite podcast app https://soundcloud.com/lingthusiasm/23-when-nothing-means-something
This is the “don’t @ me” of footnotes (Word by Word by Kory Stamper)
Here's a #ff
@explainjojo - the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure podcast I do with @elizsimins and @courtney
@tommchenry - excellent cartoonist
@gretchenmcc - linguist extraordinaire
@roseveleth - rad future thinker
@ingrid - thinking about the infrastructure that underpins life
@nervous_jessica and @nervous_jesse
- makers of nature-inspired computer-generated 3D-fabricated dresses, jewelry, and other things
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.
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 https://mastodon.social/users/aparrish/statuses/99162943133463981 and we couldn't come up with anything pre-2012(?!) but figure it's worth asking again
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
Trying my hand at an automated account!
Thanks to @KelsonV for a helpful blog post on getting this set up with IFTTT https://www.hyperborea.org/journal/2017/12/mastodon-ifttt/
This site feels OVERWHELMINGLY populated by men. Ladies, where you at?
Internet linguist (she/her)
For a daily linguistics tweet, go to @allthingslinguistic
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