Recently Karen Chung (Taipei, Taiwan) has posted on linguistlist an updated list of popular science, easy-to-read books on linguistics. The original list from 1994 had been compiled by Edith Moravcsik. Continue reading Bedtime Readings in Linguistics
The severe destructions by Tropical Cyclone Pam in March 2015 have put the state Vanuatu on the media headlines. Vanuatu is a fascinating country, also from a linguistic perspective: It has the highest number of languages per inhabitant and it is one of the few states that have a creole language among its official languages. Continue reading Vanuatu: A Linguistic Hotspot
It is with great sadness that we learned that Emmon Bach died on November 28.
The website http://emmonbach.info is a place for sharing memories and contains many pictures from the Emmon Fest in Frankfurt just a few months ago.
Emmon’s colleagues from SOAS have have posted a Tribute to Emmon Bach.
An obituary has been posted on the Language Log.
lingvo.info is a website in 18+ languages that contains information on (at least) the official languages of the European Union.
The purpose of the web site is to promote multilingualism and an awareness for linguistic diversity. The information on the web site is carefully researched and presented in an easily accessible way. It also includes a huge number of links to other language-related sites.
We are happy to announce that the following resources are hosted on www.english-linguistics.de:
- The wiki for Lexical Resource Semantics (created 2012) containing:
- Teaching material for semantics
- The homepage of the project Distributional Idiosyncrasies (German: Distributionsidiosynkrasien), project A5 of the SFB 441, Tübingen, 2002-2009. The following resources have been developed in this project and have been ported to our server:
- The Collection of Distributionally Idiosyncratic Items (originally created in and hosted by the SFB 441, Tübingen; last update: 2009)
- The Bound Words Bibliography (originally created in the SFB 441, Tübingen; last update: 2009)
- The Polarity Items Bibliography (originally created in the SFB 441, Tübingen; last update: 2009)
We will try to update the resources.
We hope that these resources are useful for your work – they certainly have been for ours.
Manfred Sailer, Frank Richter.