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  • Resisting reunification

    Published: 25/05/2017
    Quick! How do you parse this headline? “Resisting reunification by force to get Taiwan nowhere: mainland spokesperson” (Xinhua, 5/25/17) Now read the first sentence of the article: A Chine ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Donald Trump: Cognitive decline or TDS?

    Published: 23/05/2017
    Sharon Begley, “Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged. What could explain the change?“, STAT 5/23/2017: STAT reviewed decades of Trump’s on-air interviews and compared them to Q ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Chinese emoji, with a twist

    Published: 23/05/2017
    Adrienne LaFrance has an eye-opening article about “The Westernization of Emoji” in The Atlantic (5/22/17).  Here’s the summary statement at the beginning: The takeout box and the fo ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • “Little Man” the eating machine

    Published: 23/05/2017
    There’s a curious article by Kathy Chu and Menglin Huang in the Wall Street Journal (5/21/17): “How a Toddler Who Loves Eating Transfixed China:  2½-year-old Xiaoman is an online sensation ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Siri can you hear me?

    Published: 22/05/2017
    Wired.com has some perfect linguaphile clickbait: “Watch People With Accents Confuse the Hell Out of AI Assistants.”  By “accents” they mean, non-American ones (e.g., Irish English). The AI Assistants ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Study the linguistics of Game of Thrones

    Published: 22/05/2017
    At the instant of posting this, there are only 18 places remaining out of the 40 maximum in Linguistics 183 001, David Peterson’s summer session course at UC Berkeley on “The Linguist ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Trends in presidential pitch II

    Published: 21/05/2017
    In Trends in presidential pitch (5/19/2017), I observed that the median fundamental frequency (= “pitch”) of President Trump’s weekly addresses has increased  steadily since January, ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • BARF (Belt and Road Forum) 2.0

    Published: 20/05/2017
    [This is a guest post by the inimitable satirist, S. Tsow] [1.0 is this: “BARF (Belt and Road Forum)” (5/19/17)] Xi Jinping (“Mr. Eleven” [XI]) calls his New Silk Road initiati ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • BARF (Belt and Road Forum)

    Published: 19/05/2017
    We are currently in the midst of a massive propaganda barrage unleashed upon the world by the People’s Republic of China.  It’s all about something that started out being called “Yīd ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • On whether prairie dogs can talk

    Published: 16/05/2017
    Ferris Jabr recently published in the New York Times Magazine an interesting article about the field research of Con Slobodchikoff, professor emeritus of biology at Northern Arizona University, on pra ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Harrisian transformation of the week

    Published: 15/05/2017
    Today’s SMBC: The mouseover title: “In the future, you’ll pay to chop wood, but it’s not real wood.” The aftercomic: Actually, plausible pairs of the form Xifying Y::Yify ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • English names in East Asia

    Published: 14/05/2017
    We have had thousands of students from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore enrolled as undergraduates and graduate students at Penn.  To name just a few at random, there are Andromeda, Tess, Sophi ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
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