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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 @ 1:21AM

How many languages should a linguist speak?

“Oh, you’re a linguist!  How many languages do you speak?” –Article by Dong-yi Lin “What’s your major?” “Linguistics.” “So how many languages do you speak?” “Well, ah, mmm, you know, ……” This constructed dialogue depicts a scenario that many linguistics students have encountered or will eventually encounter in life.  As…

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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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