It’s almost two months since my last batch of language links: definitely time for another. It’s a smaller pile than usual, and some of them are short. But if you’re still pressed for time, think of it as a lucky dip.
The Water Glossary.
The early history of Ms.
A guide to air punctuation.
Profanity as Weltanschauung.
The rise of non-binary pronouns.
The rules of totesing are totes intch.
Inside the minds of real-time translators.
Where did the Australian accent really come from?
What’s the difference between language and dialect?
The internet is legible to speakers of just a few languages.
There’s a village in Bali where everyone knows sign language.
Seamus Heaney on his early sense of ‘verbal music’.
What do we visualise when we read fiction?
MRI scanner video of a woman singing.
Dictionaries and how we use them.
Of Mice and Men, a found poem.
A bad year for blasphemers.
The revival of smeuse.
Beware of writing tics.
Why do we say Once upon a time?
Wherefore pleaseth archaic English?
Journal of Language Evolution – a new publication.
How far back in time can we find evidence of deafness?
On the sociolinguistic significance of Martin Luther King Jr.
Murder in 1876 over the pronunciation of Newfoundland.
Irish isn’t ‘compromised’ – it just needs more support.
Monco – a useful new language corpus.
Why designers love the ampersand.
Back to prep(osition) school.
Star Wars style guide.
The smell of Latin.
Of Oz the Wizard – The Wizard of Oz in alphabetical order:
Older language links here.