Category Archives: Linguistics

The Human Brain Project and philosophy of science

Just some quick links: there is an article in The Atlantic about the 10-year anniversary of Henry Markram’s Ted-talk proclamation that in 10 years we will be able to simulate the human brain and basically understand everything about it there … Continue reading

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Linguistics links and Quanta’s miniature fall from grace

It’s been a while again since the last post; sorry again, starting a PhD is a bit time consuming đŸ˜‰ However, over the last two days I got more views to my site than over the last two years. I … Continue reading

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Linguistic humour

Between the usual incomprehensible and cringy stuff over at Speculative Grammarian there is the occasional gold nugget such as this: It has been claimed by a reliable source (Fayce-Booke, 2018) that no Germanic language truly has vowel-initial words; rather, all … Continue reading

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Some links

I apologize to both of my readers for the hiatus in blogging. To make up for it, here are some links to pieces I found in the ‘popular’ press regarding linguistics. The first made the rounds in quite some outlets … Continue reading

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New linguistics blog

I learned through a new FoL post that there is a nice linguistics blog that I didn’t know about yet. It’s written by Dan Milway, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. I’ll add him to my post about … Continue reading

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Language in sci-fi

Something that I’ve repeatedly encountered in sci-fi recently is the idea of ‘language 2.0’, i.e. the idea that some advanced group of humans or civilizations transcend the boundaries of ordinary natural language and use something way more efficient, insightful and … Continue reading

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Pinker on Chomsky

Here is an excerpt of an interview of Steven Pinker where he talks about Noam Chomsky. I think it gives an interesting insight into the sociology of the field, especially coming from someone who is in general aligned with most … Continue reading

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