A recent Public Radio International article chose to focus on something I can blog about: endangered cultures. In this interview with a Long Island reservation resident, the interviewee (Tina Tarrant)… Read more “Reviving A Dead Language: Shinnecock”
This speech, delivered at the Bi-Directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences Symposium in 2009, touches on a key relationship: the connection between the cognitive sciences, and cognitive linguistics.
In this study by Manuel Carreiras, Jorge Lopez, Francisco Rivero, and David Corina, the whistled language of Silbo Gomero is shown to activate the same language-processing (right-hemisphere)… Read more “Neural Processing of Whistled Languages”
In this study by Tessa Verhoef, Simon Kirby and Carol Padden, the effects of iterated learning of an artificial language indicate that combinatorial structure is not necessarily… Read more “Combinatorial Structure Emergence”
In this study conducted by Julien Meyer, Fanny Meunier, and Laure Dentel, the perception of differentiation of Spanish-based whistled vowels by French speakers is tested, revealing that spoken language… Read more “Julien Meyer: Whistled Vowel Identification in Non-Whistlers”
The Linguistic Society of America’s mission statement entails the promotion of the pursuit of research pertaining to the scientific study of language. This site is a handy… Read more “Resource: Linguistic Society of America”
A Summary of Some Basic Linguistic Rules According To Noam Chomsky We’re back! Picking up where I left off: (Pt 1) A useful general dichotomy Chomsky establishes in this… Read more “(Pt 2) Reading: Language and Mind by Noam Chomsky, Chapter 2 (‘Linguistic Contributions To The Study Of Mind: Present’)”