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Language links 12/1

Once a month, I share some of what I’ve been reading.


Danya Glabau’s new guide on emerging technologies and ethics is basically my reading list for the next year.

American Anthropologist published an excellent overview of race and voting in America just in time for the election. While I’m only sharing it after the fact, it’s still valuable.

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Language links 11/5

Two Mondays a month[1], I share some of what I’ve been reading in the past week.


Ever wondered how linguists invent the languages on TV shows and movies?

Are you an NYC-area writer who loves making data and statistics crystal clear for people who might be less comfortable with them? Come work with me!

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Language links 10/15

Twice a month[1], I share some of what I’ve been reading in the past week.


Imagine you just cut a hole in a piece of toast and cooked an egg in the middle in a frying pan. What do you call the breakfast you made?

I did not realize there were distinctly British and American uses of exclamation marks. (I’m quite familiar with the US workplace one — I call it the “chipper exclamation mark” — but I didn’t realize it was local to the US.)

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