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    Published: 19/01/2017
    Zhuang Pinghui, in the South China Morning Post (1/18/17) has an article that is truly baffling:  "US high school Chinese test stumps internet users in China". A high school in New York has produced a ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Shakespeare’s World.

    Published: 18/01/2017
    Roberta Kwok reports in the New Yorker about a website where anyone can contribute transcriptions of bits of manuscripts from Shakespeare’s time: The first-known records of many words are in Sha ... Read more
    Source: languagehat.com
  • All About Prepositional Phrases

    Published: 18/01/2017
    Prepositional phrases are the kinds of things you use all the time without thinking about them. They’re groups of words that begin with a preposition and end with an object. Prepositions are words lik ... Read more
  • 4 Ways to Structure Your Sentences

    Published: 17/01/2017
    The four types of sentence structures are simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex. The quantity and arrangement of clauses determines the makeup of each type of sentence structure. A clause is ... Read more
  • Après Babel in Marseilles

    Published: 16/01/2017
    At La Musée des Civilizations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée in Marseilles, there's an exposition called "Après Babel, Traduire", which includes a translated version of "The directed graph of stere ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • MLK day: Pitch range

    Published: 16/01/2017
    In honor of MLK day, I've replicated something that Corey Miller did for a term paper in an introductory phonetics course in the early 1990s. The point of the exercise is that any given speaker can ex ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu