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Phun with Phonetics

Most linguistics students will at some point be faced with the daunting task of learning the phonetic alphabet. That long list of little symbols which is supposed to adequately represent any sound in any language and make possible the transcription of the spoken word. 117 more words


Language Games

Given our recent readings and discussions, I thought you might enjoy this clip from the film adaptation of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead… 53 more words

Extra Credit

"It's because you study linguistics."

There are several things people like to assume about the linguists they know. I would like to debunk three of them.

#1. Linguists can speak a lot of languages. 1,169 more words


Pozzo comes on stage- Beating Wittgenstein at His Own Game

I’ve been working my way through Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations and Polanyi’s Personal Knowledge in preparation for my thesis. And I believe the two of them to share a very similar project and even critique of science and especially of positivism. 1,621 more words

Language Games

A long passage from Lynda Barry's 'What It Is':

Consider the analytical model of an art form in the last post, with its concern with the communication or expression of ideas within a medium. The idea is that core idea(s) are brought to the surface – and to an audience – through various things which constitute a language or craft within a given medium/media. 539 more words