Author Archives: Sarah Fox

2014 LINGUIST List Internship Program Now Accepting Applications!

The LINGUIST List is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of paid internship positions for the summer of 2014 at the LINGUIST offices in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Internships are available for a three-month period between May and August … Continue reading

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Ask-A-Linguist: Characteristics of Arabic

Answers for this blog excerpt were researched and provided by Carmen Cross with input from other panelists. For a full response, please see the Ask-A-Linguist FAQ section about Arabic. Where is Arabic spoken? Mauretania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi … Continue reading

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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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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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Ask-A-Linguist: Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

Answers for this blog excerpt were researched and provided by the Ask-A-Linguist panelists. For a full response, please see the Ask-A-Linguist FAQ section about the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis. What is the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis? The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis is the theory that an … Continue reading

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Summer Schools and Training Courses

Our posting area of Summer Schools and Training Courses was launched in December of 2012. This area contains an online registry where organizations and institutions may announce summer schools and short training courses relevant to linguistics. As of today, we … Continue reading

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The LINGUIST List Welcomes the Summer Interns

This summer, we are happy to welcome 10 interns for this summer! They will be put to work by working on various projects such as ELCat, LL-MAP, and MultiTree.  Congratulations interns on being selected for 2013! If you are interested in becoming … Continue reading

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Job Postings and the DOW Industrial Average

Ever wondered how the job market is faring for linguistic jobs? Here at the office we decided to answer that question for you by comparing the amount of annual job postings against the December 31st numbers for the DOW Jones Industrial … Continue reading

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