Media: Corpus La Pola Siero: Entrevistas semidirigidas, encuesta de situaciones y otros materiales

La publicación del corpus de Pola de Siero, que se realizó en 2014, tiene como objetivo la presentación sistemática de una serie de materiales audio que se llevaron a cabo dentro de la tesis doctoral (en cotutela: Universidad de Oviedo y Universität Zürich, coordinadores: Ramón de Andrés Díaz y Johannes Kabatek) Aproximación al habla de La Pola Siero. Variación lingüística: descripción y percepción, que se leyó el 19 de noviembre de 2018. La Pola Siero: corpus de entrevistas semidirigidas, en

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Media: How Artificial Intelligence can benefit the Cultural Heritage sector? Watch the new video of the Saint George on a Bike project

Cultural heritage professionals aim to improve the way we understand paintings by generating descriptions of them. However, since millions of cultural objects have been created throughout history, completing such a task seems impossible, but only for humans. The goal of the Saint George on a Bike (SGoaB) project is to provide high-performance metadata enrichment capability by using High Performance Computing (HPC) resources in the cultural heritage domain. The project trains natural language

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Media: The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management

The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management (2022 MIT Press, ed. by Berez-Kroeker, McDonnell, Koller & Collister) is now available free and open source at https://direct.mit.edu/books/book/5244/The-Open-Handbook-of-Linguistic-Data-Management. The Handbook is a guide to principles and methods for the management, archiving, sharing, and citing of linguistic research data, especially digital data. “Doing language science” depends on collecting, transcribing, annotating, analyzing, storing, a

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Media: Twas the Night Before Christmas (Linguists' Edition!) + other seasonal fun

Hello and /jəʊhəʊhəʊ/! Here we are again, ready to hang up our mortar boards with our stockings, and enjoy a well-earned period of grading, reading, preparing, writing, and maybe some eating, drinking and being merry. And of course, there’s also my Christmas poem! In case you’re tired of it by now, I’ve gathered up – as I do every year – some new amusing seasonal bells and baubles related to linguistics! Last year, I ended with a rendition of Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic, where the lyr

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Media: Rewatch Protolang 6, Lisbon

A selection of recorded talks given at Protolang 6 that was held in Lisbon are now available at https://sites.google.com/view/protolang-6/videos or directly on AppEEL's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/appeellisboa/playlists?view=50&shelf_id=4. More info on Protolang 7 that is coming up in September 2021 is available at https://blogs.phil.hhu.de/protolang7/. About Protolang The Protolang conference series creates an interdisciplinary platform for scholarly discussion on the

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Media: Field Notes Podcast Season 3 Launch

Field Notes, a podcast about linguistic fieldwork, is back for a third season! This season will focus exclusively on researchers working on their own languages in their own communities. The inaugural Season 3 episode is now out, featuring Dr. Nancy Kula (University of Essex), who works with speakers of Bemba in Zambia. Field Notes is a podcast about linguistic fieldwork hosted by Martha Tsutsui Billins (SOAS, University of London). Each episode features one linguist who works in language doc

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Media: Publication of the CorpAGEst Corpus - Free Access on Ortolang

The CorpAGEst project - ‘A corpus-based multimodal approach to the pragmatic competence of the elderly’ - aims to establish the verbal and gestural profile of very old people, looking at their pragmatic competence in real-world settings (Bolly & Boutet, 2018). The corpus data consist of semi-directed, face-to-face interviews between an adult and a very old subject (75 y. old and more) that were audio-video recorded, transcribed and aligned to the sound signal. All participants are native-speaker

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Media: Much Language Such Talk, A Podcast Talking about All the Aspects of Bi/multilingualism

There's a new podcast about languages, bi/multilingualism, and culture and identity on the block! At Much Language Such Talk (MLST), we talk about bi- and multilingualism and what it means to speak more than one language. We explore the benefits, the advantages, the struggles of bilingualism, what it entails, and what it means in the daily life of people who speak, know, and study more than one language. We address topics such as language change, how we learn languages at different ages, bi

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Media: Night Before Xmas (Linguists Edition!) + Other Fun

Hello one and all, and /jəʊhəʊhəʊ/! Happy Non-Denominational Solstace-Related Period of Universal Annual Leave! ???? Every year I spam round this parody poem of mine, because of the dangerous level of positive feedback I receive each year. I always warn people of this endless circle, but every year I receive messages of delight and appreciation. Stay quiet and I'll stop! But to keep things fresh ever year, I try to include some other new fun seasonal linguistics-related baubles. This year I

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Media: A Celebratory Blog Honoring Philip Jaggar

A celebratory blog has been published in honor of renowned scholar of Hausa linguistics, Philip Jaggar, on the occasion of his 75th Birthday in 2020. The blog, hosted by the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), features a biography of Phil and tributes from colleagues and friends, with accompanying photographs. Biography: https://study.soas.ac.uk/jaggar-hausa-champion-soas/ Tributes: https://study.soas.ac.uk/tributes-to-philip-j-jaggar/

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Media: Multimedial proceedings ''Language in Mind & Brain''

We are very happy to announce the open-access publication of the multimedial proceedings of the workshop “Language in Mind and Brain” (https://doi.org/10.5282/ubm/epub.70356). The aim of the workshop was to bridge the gap between the different research traditions in neuroscience, psycholinguistics and linguistics, and to explore and expand their common ground in order to contribute to an interdisciplinary, more integrated investigation of human language. The multimedial proceedings present s

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Media: Multimedial Proceedings ''Language in Mind & Brain''

We are very happy to announce the open-access publication of the multimedial proceedings of the workshop “Language in Mind and Brain” (https://doi.org/10.5282/ubm/epub.70356). The aim of the workshop was to bridge the gap between the different research traditions in neuroscience, psycholinguistics and linguistics, and to explore and expand their common ground in order to contribute to an interdisciplinary, more integrated investigation of human language. The multimedial proceedings present

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Media: Digital Humanities (in) Turkey

Digital Humanities (in) Turkey (DH Turkey) was founded as an online platform in collaboration with nine volunteer experts from different fields in June 2020. We have recently released our first manifestation and short introduction about our network and movement. Our website can be visible and accessible via http://dhturkey.org/about . And those who want to follow us on social media and contribute to our efforts may find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Researchgate. All contact data is pres

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Media: Web Library DH Turkey

DH Turkey Working Group has recently installed/created a web library based on Zotero, and compiled some current sources for your interest. It is accessible/visible via https://www.zotero.org/groups/2533690/dhturkey/library . The web library will mostly include ''open/free sources'' and the one with Creative Commons licenses. We think it will be beneficial source of publications for the interested researchers and DH experts. If you want to contribute to the library, just please send us an ema

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Media: Enhanced Large Scale Colloquial Persian Language Understanding (LSCP) Corpus

I am thrilled to announce our new study on informal language understanding which will be announced in LREC 2020. This is the first public contribution of our effort for informal spoken Persian (Farsi) language understanding and multilingual corpus for the low-resourced aspect of spoken language. The language in its oral form is typically much more dynamic than its written form. The written variety of a language typically involves a higher level of ritual, whereas the spoken form is characterise

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Media: StreamGram: Open Forum for Grammatical Theory

Dear colleagues, we’re writing to alert you about StreamGram, an audio-visual platform for theoretical linguistics talks. StreamGram: Open Forum for Grammatical Theory is a platform for: a) collecting audio-visual material (talks, seminars, lecture series, etc...) on theoretical linguistics b) sharing links for remote participation in events via streaming c) having an overview of what's going on in your scientific community We think it is time to use the technology available to l

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Media: Endangered Languages and Cultures of Siberia

We are pleased to announce the release of a new multimedia collection of materials on the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Siberia. The collection was created as part of the projects funded by ELDP (2003-2006, Major Documentation Grant awarded to Tapani Salminen), a British Academy Small Research Grant (2011-2012, project number 9480 BX51), a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship (2012-2014, project number RF-2012-131), a SOAS Faculty of Languages and Cultures Strategy Fund award (2014) award

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Media: Free webinar: Using the OED to investigate the implications of Douglas’s lexical choices in the Eneados

When? Thu, 10 Oct, 11:00 am BST Link to register: https://bit.ly/2n5F7bY The Eneados, written by Gavin Douglas in 1513, is the first full translation of the Aeneid in a form of English (i.e. Scots). One of its most notable features is the difficulty and variety of its language, and it is one of the first instances where ‘Scots’ is used as a linguistic identifier. Megan Bushnell, DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford (English Faculty), will be talking about her analysis comparing

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Media: Four short documentaries (10 min each) on Metaphor

The Creative Power of Metaphor Conference took place in March 2019 at University of Oxford (UK). The event addressed 4 themes: Metaphor & Linguistic Diversity: https://youtu.be/iBp7l9FwR64 Metaphor & Emotion: https://youtu.be/ttUEG6LafzI Metaphor & Communication: https://youtu.be/wnwKZAOulLk Metaphor & Creativity: https://youtu.be/iwZpkkZs3u4 Each theme was introduced by a keynote lecture and discussed in an extensive round table. Multimedia outputs (videos and recordings) related to

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Media: Teach You Backwards

This book, free at http://teachyoubackwards.com, tells the story of Google Translate, the world’s most-used service to convert words among languages. Google claims to serve 103 languages, but nobody has ever before investigated what actually happens when you put in text for translation. Sometimes your results will be spot-on, sometimes they’re spotty at best, and sometimes they’re as intelligible as a red-spotted toad. What are those times, and why such variable results? Are some languages bette

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Media: The Vocal Fries Podcast

The Vocal Fries is a podcast about linguistic discrimination, hosted by Carrie Gillon and Megan Figueroa. Each episode features one vector of linguistic discrimination (sexism, racism, transphobia, etc.). We cover vocal fry (multiple times, but particularly in ep 1), Chicano English (ep 9), and interpretation requirements in the US (our most recent episode, ep 51). The Vocal Fries is available on most podcasting apps via RSS, including Apple Podcasts (iPhone), Google Play Music (Android),

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Media: Field Notes (Linguistics Podcast)

Field Notes is a podcast about linguistic fieldwork hosted by Martha Tsutsui Billins (SOAS, University of London). Each episode features one linguist who researches an endangered or minority language. During the 30-minute episodes, guests are interviewed on their experiences, thoughts and advice to early-career researchers starting out in field linguistics. Season 1 (12 episodes) is now available, covering topics ranging from insider research (ep 05 & 06), community collaborative research (ep

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Media: Book Announcement

Book: LA OPOSICIÓN MODAL INDICATIVO-SUBJUNTIVO EN ESPAÑOL Y EN ITALIANO by Antonio Pamies Bertrán (Universidad de Granada, Spain) and Daniela Natale (Universidad del Sannio, Italy). Granada: Comares 2019. Contrastive syntax of the use of verbal modes comparing Spanish and Italian. ISBN: 978-84-9045-799-3

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Media: New Sociolinguistics Podcast

Dear all, My colleague here at the University of Glasgow, Sadie Ryan, has started a new podcast on all things sociolinguistic, aimed at a non-academic audience. It's absolutely fantastic so please do check it out. Deets below from Sadie. Jennifer -- Why do we love some accents and hate others? Why do we talk differently in different situations? Does learning a new language really teach you to think differently? In this podcast, I examine the eccentricities of language and identi

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Media: The Caddo Language

Title: The Caddo Language; A grammar, texts and dictionary based on materials collected by the author in Oklahoma between 1960 and 1970 Book URL: https://explorationpress.com/ Author: Wallace Chafe Paperback: ISBN: 9780990334415 Pages: 334 Price: U.S. $ 22.00 Abstract: The Caddos once inhabited a vast area that is now included in eastern Texas and parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Their descendants have lived in southwestern Oklahoma since the middle of the 19th century.

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Media: TEDx: How Empathy can Help You Learn a Language

I recently gave a TEDx talk on How empathy can help you learn a language better. It includes an introduction to the Echo Method of language learning. The talk is in Mandarin Chinese, and does not yet have English subtitles, but since it's just been published over YouTube and has already received over 9K views, I thought at least some Linguist subscribers might be interested. The link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQEWEPIHLzQ Feedback welcome! Karen Steffen Chung Associate Prof

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Media: Subtext: A Podcast about the lingusitics of dating

Subtext is a new podcast about the linguistics of text messaging in digital relationships. Hosted by a linguist and a millennial, we explore the language of dating in a digital world. Download the first episode (Hyphen-gate) on the iTunes Store ( https://goo.gl/1fXRre) Google Play (https://goo.gl/FJCRfZ) or Buzzsprout (http://subtext.buzzsprout.com). Check out the research at: www.subtext.github.io . Take a listen, leave us a review, and if you want to be a guest, send us an email at subt

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Media: The Ling Space: A Video Series about Linguistics

The Ling Space is an ongoing YouTube series about linguistics. We are passionate about sharing linguistic knowledge and sparking scientific curiosity in a wide audience. To that end, we've been making videos that are consistent with the state of the field, but also accessible to people without a background in linguistics. Our videos are generally 7-10 minutes long and touch on a wide variety of both theoretical and experimental linguistics topics. In our 20 videos to date, we've talked about

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Media: Conference in honour of Denis Bouchard on the Web

The talks of the conference Les signes, leur combinaison et les propriétés fondamentales du langage, a tribute to Denis Bouchard, which was held at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) on November 13 and 14, 2014, is now available on the Web, at the following address: http://web.lsq.uqam.ca/conference/index.html Each talk includes in the same window the speaker and the PowerPoint presentation, linked to the oral content, and the interpretation in Langue des Signes Québécoise (LSQ). You j

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Media: Treebank of Early New High German

We recently released the Mercurius Treebank of Early New High German (1350-1650) to the public. It is being hosted by the INESS treebanking infrastructure (http://iness.uib.no) and is subject to the CC-BY license. The Mercurius Treebank is a syntactically annotated corpus of the early newspapers 'Mercurius' and 'Annus Christi', published in 1667 and 1597, respectively. It comprises a total of 170.000 tokens and 8.400 syntactically annotated sentences. It was annotated using a hybrid annotatio

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