A selection of language-related links for your weekend reading and viewing pleasure.
Three expressions and a conclusion.
The art of Google Books.
Forensic stylistics and email identity.
Linguistic politeness theory.
The unnatural morphology of Chik’n Wyngz.
Erasing all the text from the spaces around us.
Why do hyenas laugh?
What typos mean to book publishing.
In praise of verbal stumbles.
The world’s earliest question mark?
Signatures of authors and illustrators (some links are broken).
The power of creole and the politics of education in Haiti.
A joke of great historic significance.
How does learning to read affect our brains?
Grammatical diversity project in the U.S.
Some fascinating diversions. I love the 1400s joke especially. Brilliant.
It amused me too, Fran. An amusing twist, and not a bad punchline.
An excellent selection as ever Stan
Glad you liked it, Jams.
A veritable buffet, kind sir, thank you!!
You’re very welcome, WWW. Bon appetit.
Great suggestions. I especially like the post on forensic stylistics.
I found that very interesting too, Lauren. There were also good articles and discussions on it at Language Log and Visual Thesaurus.
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