Archive for Tyler McPeek

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…

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

The Future of the English Language as a Global Lingua Franca

–Article by Tyler McPeek In some of my classes, students tell me that their professors in non-linguistics classes often wax-philosophical about the inevitability of Chinese as the next global lingua franca.  Sometimes they even present it as an imminent development that has already started to take a foothold, due to…

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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 @ 9:27PM

The Mainstreaming of the Linguistic Sciences

–Article by Tyler McPeek For awhile now, I’ve been working on a site that deals with issues related to Japan, Japanology, and the Japanese language.  What originally started as a kind of “Japan Fan” site, assisting and entertaining people who study Japanese, enjoy “things Japanese,” have lived in Japan, or…

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 @ 10:37AM

Surviving Linguistics: A Guide for Graduate Students

by Monica Macaulay –Review by Tyler McPeek The very existence of this book can be both a convenient text selection for grad research class professors in linguistics departments and an encouragement and a comfort for anyone working in the field.  It is the only book of its kind and therefore…

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 @ 11:37PM

Linguistics Grad Students Should Take a Class in the Brain Lab

A day in the McKnight Brain Institute at University of Florida. –Article by Tyler McPeek Last year I had a chance to visit the McKnight Brain Institute Lab at UF.  I was at a formal dinner event and made the acquaintance of a Japanese brain surgeon who was studying for…

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