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Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain - YouTube

Steven Pinker - Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, and Linguist at Harvard University How did humans acquire language? In this lecture, best-selling author S...
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The best Linguistics introductory video I have ever seen!

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John McWhorter at TED2013: The linguistic miracle of texts | TED Blog

John McWhorter at TED2013: The linguistic miracle of texts | TED Blog | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Linguist John McWhorter says texting does not mark the decline of writing -- because it's actually a spoken language.
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Texting shortened words doesn't mean corruption of language! 

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Marry, Merry, Mary

Marry, Merry, Mary | Linguistics | Scoop.it
[Ed. Note: In an earlier version of this article, I suggested I pronounce 'marry,' 'merry' and 'Mary' differently.  The opposite is true.  I pronounce them alike.] Do you pronounce 'marry,' 'merry,...
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When physicists do linguistics - The Boston Globe

When physicists do linguistics - The Boston Globe | Linguistics | Scoop.it
When physicists look at language, what do they see? For the five experts in physics who authored a recent paper in the journal Scientific Reports, language looks very much like a gas, with words bouncing around like particles.
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Daniel Ng's curator insight, November 23, 2013 2:31 PM

Interesting idea.

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Benefits of Linguistics - Linguistics in Action

Benefits of Linguistics - Linguistics in Action | Linguistics | Scoop.it
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Why studying linguistics is good for you!

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Schwa Fire

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A changing world needs more quality #language and #linguistics journalism. @SchwaFire is the start http://t.co/qOHjTYuQVX
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A recent online linguistics magazine.

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Does Your Language Shape How You Think?

Does Your Language Shape How You Think? | Linguistics | Scoop.it
The idea that your mother tongue shapes your experience of the world may be true after all.

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The debate about Sapir-Whorf hypothesis is on-going.

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Babel's curator insight, September 12, 2013 4:30 AM

The Whorf-bashing is a bit extreme, but this is a detailed article on the relationship between thought and the language we speak.

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Joint Copyright Guidelines - British Academy


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As a proper student of any discipline, you must learn these things! 

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Mel Leggatt's curator insight, October 29, 2013 1:26 PM

The British Academy's incredibly helpful copyright guidelines

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Google Scholar


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Many books and papers about linguistics can simply be found online. That means saving yourself from carrying loads of heavy books around to study!

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Mel Leggatt's curator insight, October 30, 2013 7:56 AM

Google's invaluble portal to innumerable scholarly articles

Emily Baker's curator insight, January 2, 2014 11:25 AM

I often use the search function in Google Scholar in order to narrow down from general search engine content

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The International Phonetic Alphabet - Audio Illustrations

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An IPA Chart with audio illustrations. An essential website for learners of phonetics.

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The linguistic genius of babies: Patricia Kuhl on TED.com | TED Blog

The linguistic genius of babies: Patricia Kuhl on TED.com | TED Blog | Linguistics | Scoop.it
At TEDxRainier, Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another -- by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.
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All Things Linguistic

All Things Linguistic | Linguistics | Scoop.it
All the linguistic things, all the time. Well, a lot of them, daily. I'm a linguistics grad student...
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics Oxford Reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics Oxford Reference | Linguistics | Scoop.it
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Technical terms are explained in clear and easy language. 

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The LINGUIST: Linguistics News

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The LINGUIST: Linguistics News, by Jonathan Acuña: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Why Ice Cream Sounds Fat and Crackers Sound Skinny

Why Ice Cream Sounds Fat and Crackers Sound Skinny | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Words carry weight. A linguist explains.

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An interesting article about what kind of impression is created by different vowels. See if this is true in your first language! 

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Babel's curator insight, August 20, 2013 7:19 AM

Fascinating insight into why wordforms are not entirely arbitrary!

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Intute - Home

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Intute - Home
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Loads of resources for you to look on the Web these days. This website helps you find good resources by subject. 

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Learning Languages

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As much as I love studying the science of language, I enjoy learning new languages! This is espeicailly useful if you want to choose which one to learn next.

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Mel Leggatt's curator insight, October 30, 2013 8:17 AM

The forum at How to Learn any Language is still home to a very active online language community

Emily Baker's curator insight, January 14, 2014 3:31 PM

I did not know about this before chucol but it looks useful!

 

Dan Mui's curator insight, January 16, 2014 11:36 AM

Very good tool as well as a forum where questions can be asked - a more general resource than Wordreference which is most focused on lexical issues.