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April 18, 2014

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9:28 PM | The Only Game in Town: Remarks on Alan Liu and Digital Humanities
I’ve collected five New Savanna posts on Alan Liu into a single PDF; you can download it from my SSRN page, Remarks on Alan Liu and the Digital Humanities, A Working Paper. Abstract and introduction below. * * * * * Abstract: Alan Liu has been organizing and conceptualizing digital humanities (DH) for two decades. […]

April 08, 2014

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8:47 PM | Call for papers: The University of Edinburgh’s LEL Postgraduate Conference, 28th – 30th May 2014
Every year postgraduate linguists at the University of Edinburgh get together and run a conference. The deadline for submissions is fast approaching (15th April, 2014), but it’s only 500 words, so I’m sure you’ll be able to cobble something together. For more information, visit the website: http://resource.ppls.ed.ac.uk/lelpgc/ . Here’s the call for papers (lifted from the […]
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3:03 PM | The Undead Findings are Among Us
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11:16 AM | Concepts and Types of Scrap Baling Press Machine
With the increasing trend of the scrap generation procedure, it has become a necessity to implement a refined technology to perform the entire method efficiently. Understanding the utility of the scrap manufactures that affords a huge volume of resources to the industry. Understanding the fact, it design the amazing Scrap Baler machine that enables the … Continue reading →

April 07, 2014

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4:49 PM | Biology without Darwin?
.Variety is both the spice of life and the basis of evolution. Varieties are what survives natural selection's perpetual test. So without variety there can be no evolution. I see that Derek Bickerton has a paper in the latest issue...

April 03, 2014

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4:05 PM | Replicating Down vs. Replicating Up
More and more people are involved in replication research. This is a good thing.Why conduct replication experiments? A major motivation for recent replication attempts appears to have been because there are serious doubts about certain findings. On that view, unsuccessful replications serve to reduce the initially observed effect size into oblivion. I call this replicating down. Meta-analytically speaking, the aggregate effect size becomes smaller with each replication attempt and confidence in […]

April 01, 2014

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1:42 PM | New Evidence for Neanderthal Language Announced (on April 1st…)
In keeping with Sean’s previous Evolang Preview some Neanderthal&language evolution-related news: As Andrew Lamont writes on the official LINGUIST List Blog: The controversy over whether Neanderthals possessed a capacity for language may have been resolved. After years of speculation by evolutionary anthropologists and geneticists, a group of linguists has announced today that they have uncovered written evidence […]

March 25, 2014

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9:27 PM | Sentences and Events
Does a martial-arts action strike you as a well-executed ballet or a confusing oleo of hands and feet? The current thesis favored on this blog is that language is a system for directing one another's attention so that we can...
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6:16 PM | EvoLang Preview: Detecting differences between the languages of humans and Neandertals
This year’s EvoLang is busy – around 100 talks in 4 parallel sessions and 40 posters.  Replicated Typo is hosting a series of EvoLang previews to help people decide on what to go and see.  If you’d like to post a preview of your own presentation, please get in touch with sean.roberts@mpi.nl. Roberts, Dediu & […]
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