Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ask-A-Linguist: Child Language Acquisition

Answers for this blog excerpt were researched and provided by Madalena Cruz-Ferreira, independent scholar, with input from the following other panelists: Suzette Haden Elgin, James L. Fidelholtz, Susan Fischer, Nancy J. Frishberg, Anthea Fraser Gupta, Robert A. Papen, Elizabeth J. Pyatt, and … Continue reading

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LL-MAP Featured Map Collection: Yup’ik Dialect Atlas and Study

The LL-MAP team digitized a collection of 157 maps on the Yup’ik dialect in Alaska courtesy of a grant (Integrating Cartographic Elements: Creating Resources Emphasizing Arctic Materials; #0952335) from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In this collection, Jacobson (1998) mapped dialectal differences from surveys that were completed by bilingual … Continue reading

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ILIT Open House 07/11 and 07/12

Are you in Michigan for the 2013 Linguistic Institute? Come and visit us for our Open House! Stop by to talk to the staff and students about their work here and the possible opportunities that await. We will be open … Continue reading

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Ask-A-Linguist: How Old is Language?

Answers for this blog excerpt were researched and provided by Elizabeth Pyatt, Pennsylvania State University.with input from other panelists. For a full response, please see the Ask-A-Linguist FAQ section about the oldest language. How old is language? Although this question … Continue reading

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Ask-A-Linguist: What is an Accent?

Answers for this blog excerpt were provided by Anthea Fraser Gupta, Senior Lecturer at the School of English, University of Leeds, with input from other panelists. For a full response, please see the Ask-A-Linguist FAQ section about accents. What is … Continue reading

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