Link love: language (12)

Amn’t, an’t, and ain’t.

Apostrophes and contractions.

Wishydig responds to a list of banished words.

Coming awake in another language: a dialogue.

A charming collection of Cavanese: English as spoken in Cavan.

A vexation of zombies, and other supernatural collective nouns (via Colin Peters).

The American Dialect Society’s word of the year and decade.

Reporting on the WOTY: Ben Zimmer, John E. McIntyre, and the Washington Post.*

The vocal tract in the evolution of speech (PDF, 391 KB).

One child’s language, from 0–4 years.

Is anything universal in language?

Does English have triphthongs?

Throw Grammar from the Train.

The Engine Room has a new look.

A new blog: Irish Publishing News.

Joe Cocker will take this almond love:

* But caveat lector.

9 Responses to Link love: language (12)

  1. Interesting links as ever Stan. Thanks!

  2. Stan says:

    You’re welcome, Jams! Glad you’re enjoying them.

  3. Claudia says:

    One link a day
    Keeps mind healthy.
    With two, or three,
    Danger could be
    As a zombie
    My head will be.

    I’ll do my best
    Between some rest.
    Un gros merci,
    Mon cher ami.

  4. Stan says:

    Ah, it’s lovely to hear from you, Claudia. There is no poetry in me tonight, but I’m grateful for yours. I don’t expect anyone to chase all the links, but to follow only what intrigues them (and if they have time). Stay warm and rest well!

  5. eoinpurcell says:

    Thanks for the link back to Irish Publishing news, much appreciated!
    All the best,

  6. Stan says:

    My pleasure, Eoin! It’s off to a flying start, and I wish you the best of luck with it.

  7. Claudia says:

    I enjoyed all the links, one by one. And Joe Cocker was a climactic experience.

  8. Sean Jeating says:

    Plain language: Love the links.
    Thank you, Stan.

  9. Stan says:

    You’re very welcome, Sean.

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