Open access book I just found, explaining and comparing various major grammatical theories in :

Downloaded and added to my reading list. Only read the description but sounds like a nice resource.

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curiosity / conundrum of mine: what to make of conlangs? Should they be "first class citizens" in grammatical analysis or in the making of a grammar theory?

I haven't yet looked up scholarship in this area but I'd expect to have encountered a mention of them in my studies so far.

New book Python for Linguists by Mike Hammond

From a look at the ToC, it seems that this is with total beginners in mind. A beginner with some experience may benefit from ch. 11 "Functional programming" and maybe from the appendix A for NLTK, but it appears that using a book that teaches something more tangible along with Python, like statistics, would be a better way to go.


Mid 20s guy from .

Doing an MA in . Wannabe researcher. Currently interested in language variation and construction grammar.

I've a long standing interest in and . Never really became a professional thing, but who knows...

This is a general personal account, so it's eveything goes. That may include rants on , and less frequently, on .

Watch this lecture by James Paul Gee titled "From Grammar to Society". It's about the interface between language as a semiotic system and language as a proxy to societal structure. The first ten minutes or so is exceptionally good.

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rando: so what do you study?
me: .
rando: what is it about? english?
me: no, more than particular languages, we try to figure out how language itself works, like in the brain, and society...
rando: 😕 😐 hmm 😒
me: ... and we collaborate with *medicine*, y'know, help figure out how to fix speech impairments...
rando: 💡 😮 woow 😮 💡
me: ...and we also cross paths with computer science, artificial intelligence, y'know, siri and stuff...
rando: 😲 😯 huh

that's how I sell linguistics

: is to what string theory is to . But one is mainstream and the other is controversial at best.


Been playing around w/ since I was 11, & w/ since that weird summer of 2014.

BA in Italianistics, doing an MA in English Linguistics since Fall 2019. Slowly working my way to becoming a researcher. My current interests are (and other non-TGG approaches).

When I'm not ranting about web or desktop computing, I toot interesting links, showerthoughts, and increasingly more linguistics stuff.

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