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The High Price for Linguistic Ignorance, and the False Danger of Dropping Gs

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 @ 8:35AM

–Article by Lee Ballard In a video that has since gone viral, a recent contestant on Wheel of Fortune was penalized for the G-dropping in her pronunciation of the correct answer “Seven Swans A-Swimming.” This should trouble linguists for 3 reasons. First, the incident reveals the stigma against users of…

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The Russian Morphology Dilemma of the FLA

[F[LA]]? [FL[A]]? Ugh.. from Russia with Love and Frustration  –Article by Lee Ballard One of the things I love about...

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Phonology and I: El amor en los tiempos de consonantes

–Article by William Sheard I can still remember the first time we stayed up all night together. Clothed in a...


FLA Features

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 @ 4:38AM

Linguistics and Literature: Symmetry or Fiction?

by Tyler McPeek, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business *Note: this paper is part of the FLA Proceedings and has been accepted in revised and expanded form for inclusion in the 2017 FLA Journal of Language. Paper was presented: March 13, 2016. Gainesville, Florida, USA I’ve been…

Sunday, February 14th, 2016 @ 12:38AM

Subfields of Linguistics: What is Phonology?

Monday, February 20th, 2012 @ 9:10PM

The Future of the English Language as a Global Lingua Franca

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 @ 2:56AM

The peculiarities of prescriptive versus descriptive grammar

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