A Replicated Typo
A Replicated Typo was originally your standard wordpress blog dedicated to the non-standard theme of evolutionary linguistics. Its original author, James Winters, recently (July 2010) decided to buy his own host, get a decent domain and expand his list of contributors. Those currently writing for the blog include Sean Roberts, Hannah Little, Michael Pleyer, Anne Pritchard, Richard Littauer and Bill Benzon.
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On Thursday I ran an experiment to evolve an app name. And here’s the name that won: I’m not sure if I could cope with having to say ‘Lingo Bingo’ for the next two months, but we’ll see. Here’s how it worked: Show the participant 10 app names for 20 seconds Hide the names and […]
Recently, Noam Chomsky spoke at the at theRoyal Dutch Academy of Sciences Colloquium on ‘The Biology of Language’ in Amsterdam. The whole thing has been posted on YouTube, so I made a playlist. Enjoy!
I’m working with the Language in Interaction project to create an App game about linguistic diversity. It’s a game where you listen to several recordings of people talking and have to match the ones who are speaking the same language. It’s quite a lot like the Great Language Game, but we’re using many lesser-known languages […]
I haven’t forgotten my on-going series of posts on the direction of cultural evolution; you know, the one that started with Matt Jockers’ Macroanalysis? But I’ve been busy with other things. Here’s another post to add to that pile. I’m not yet burned out on culture, but lordy lordy I’m gettin’ there. But there’s a […]
Natural causes of language by Nick Enfield discusses theories behind cultural transmission of language. From the blurb: What causes a language to be the way it is? Some features are universal, some are inherited, others are borrowed, and yet others are internally innovated. But no matter where a bit of language is from, it will […]
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