Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!
"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
FYI: Stratified Random Sample of Twitter Available
Illocution Inc is excited to offer Twitter research corpora for download.
10K, 100K, and 1M tweet sub-samples of our 2012 Twitter Stratified Random Sample are available at: