Blogging the LSA: Epilogue.

  The moment I published my ranty LSA blog part one I was given something else to chew on. I left my laptop and went to Mark Liberman’s plenary talk on the future of linguistics. Now when Mark gives a talk on the future of linguistics, chances are that it’s worth paying attention. And this did not disappoint.  …

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How I got into linguistics, and what I got out of it. Or: Reactions to the LSA.

Many years ago Bill Labov wrote an article called How I got into linguistics, and what I got out of it. It describes his path from college, through failed writing jobs and a stint as an inkmaker, up to his eventual discovery of the field of linguistics, Bill writes: “From what I learned about the small,…

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