Category Archives: Linguistics

Blog post series on language complexity

David Tanzer on John Baez’ blog Azimuth advertised for a new blog The Signal Beat where you can find a series on language complexity.The posts start by viewing a language as a set of all its sentences and then guide … Continue reading

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David Adger in Nautilus continued

There’s an interview of David Adger in the current issue of Nautilus. It contains everything that the laws of physics dictate a linguistics interview should be about: Universal Grammar, merge, Arrival, Piraha, something something language is such a central part … Continue reading

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Another blog

Just discovered another (semi-active) linguistics blog: Buffalo linguist which is largely about phonetics, e.g. see here the most recent post on phonetic universals. I’ll add the blog to my overview post.

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New Inference Issue

A new issue of Inference just appeared, this time again with articles on linguistics. The first one is about Misused Terms in Linguistics by Eveline Leivada where she undertakes the laudable task to define and explain controversial terms in linguistics; … Continue reading

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If only we could identify patterns in humans’ cognitive behaviour…

A while ago there was an article in Quantamagazine about neuroscience, “To Decode the Brain, Scientists Automate the Study of Behaviour“. It’s main gist is that scientists used machine learning to classify patterns in the behaviour of animals, or as … Continue reading

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Unrecently in the linguistic blogosphere

I stumbled upon a very interesting debate about opacity on two blogs that are not active anymore: Mr. Verb and phonoloblog (now Phonolist which is unfortunately not really a blog). I love big architectural debates about core issues about grammar, … Continue reading

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Recently in physics & the linguistic blogosphere

While everyone has to stay at home, here are some good reads from the linguistic blogosphere to dispel boredom: José-Luis Mendívil wrote an open letter to Martin Haspelmath on his blog Philosophy of Linguistics about innateness and building blocks of … Continue reading

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Alec Marantz’s blog

Thanks to Omer’s blogroll I learned of a blog that I didn’t know before. Turns out, Alec Marantz blogs (mostly) about morphology on his MorphLab website. You see, this is exactly why I suggested that more people should add blogrolls … Continue reading

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2019

2019 is nearing its end so I thought this is a good reason to look back on what this year has brought us with regard to all things physics, linguistics and sci-comm. Quanta magazine has, as usual, nice overviews of … Continue reading

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Random links

It’s time for a linkfest again. We start off with some philosophy of linguistics on The Brains Blog where David Pereplyotchik talks about his book Psychosyntax. He discusses three different philosophical approaches towards linguistics, cognitivism, platonism and nominalism. To get … Continue reading

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