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Women give more shit

The following is a guest blog post by Daniel Zuchowski.

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Shit (or shite) is one of the most frequently used vulgarisms, outnumbered only by… 1,690 more words


Brown Bag by Professor Shaw 3/2, 12-1 @SLCC Open Space, Ling Dept

Our second Brown Bag of Spring Semester will be this coming Monday (3/2). Dr. Shaw will be talking with us about language and power in legal interpreting contexts (see abstract below). 273 more words

Brown Bag Lunch Presentations

Conference costs

A registration fee has been advertised for our summer school on Linguist List, we have an early bird rate of 55 EUR which will be offered… 23 more words

Fry’s English Delight. Net Record: 35359

URL to Fry’s English Delight in BoB: http://bobnational.net/record/35359/media_id/40926

This short radio programme from 2010, presented by the wonderful Stephen Fry, focuses on the long considered question of language difference in males and females. 344 more words

Gender Difference

Twitbook Language Shaming and a Plea for Sociolinguistic Forbearance

During a recent major snowstorm in New England, a New Hampshire school district posted the following:

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff Members,

There will be no school tomorrow, January 27th… 2,385 more words


Everyone's a sociolinguist

People in general, but especially in Nepal love talking about language. Even when I haven’t asked anything or expressed interest in language, things will come up about it all the time. 483 more words

German-speaking-proficiency shame

The last novel I read, Ivan Turgenev’s Liza (Everyman’s Library edition, translated by W.R.S. Ralston) has a counterintuitive comment on how proficiency in different European languages was held in Russian society, or at least a certain part of it, at the time of the story’s telling: 171 more words