Before the year runs away from me – it’s about to sprint out of sight – I want to catch up here on the links I’ve been gathering (and in some cases tweeting) over the last few weeks. It’s the usual mix of articles, posts, podcasts, and pictures, all of a linguistic theme. Click at will.
‘This is not your language.’
The etymology of slang – finally.
The art of editing (podcast, 39 min.).
The race to save Hawaii Sign Language.
What whistled speech tells us about the brain.
People with no language (hat tip to John Cowan).