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by vorpal
Fri May 02, 2008 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sapir Whorf Hypothesis
Replies: 4
Views: 3005

Re: Sapir Whorf Hypothesis

try Lila Gleitman and Peggy Li, in particular their paper "Turning the Tables" in response to Stephen C. Levinson's work on the relation between language and spatial perception. With respect to that, also see Levinson et al. reply article "returning the tables". turning the tabl...
by vorpal
Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sapir Whorf Hypothesis
Replies: 4
Views: 3005

Re: Sapir Whorf Hypothesis

Could anyone here point me to some of the recent work done on it? I am having problems locating papers, rather than books and other non-peer reviewed sources. You can't find any recent work on it mainly cause there is bugger all about it. The strong formulation of the hypothesis is indefensible and...
by vorpal
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: IPA information
Replies: 59
Views: 87289

Re: IPA information

gmalivuk wrote:First and foremost, the University of Victoria has a convenient IPA page where you can hear the pronunciation of each phoneme


You mean phone.
by vorpal
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The difference between a gate and a door
Replies: 27
Views: 10143

Re: The difference between a gate and a door

That'd be nice, but a quick search suggests both terms are from OE (Saxon). And before this gate comes from Old Frisian whereas its not clear where door came from before OE, though there are plenty of obviously related germanic forms. Anyways, the OED sees the difference between door and gate to be...
by vorpal
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2378715

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

G'day, I'm a cognitive and interactional linguist whose interests lie in, perception, cognition, attention, action and sense-making/meaning-creation - especially the joint/shared/social accomplishment of these phenomena. Also the natural world. And philosophy. Something which I doubt I share with ma...
by vorpal
Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The difference between a gate and a door
Replies: 27
Views: 10143

Re: The difference between a gate and a door

You can see thru and put a hand/arm thru a gate. Not so a door. Except of course glass doors on commercial premises, however the walls there are usually also glass which you can also see thru unlike a prototypical wall. Anyways, it all just goes to show why essentialist approaches to semantics don't...
by vorpal
Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: (North American) Indigenous Languages and Peoples?
Replies: 30
Views: 4525

Re: Indigenous Languages and Peoples?

Actually Navajo for "one" is t'ááłá'í. What do the accents over the vowels represent? Also, did xkcd miss the inital t because it is an allophonic variation that doesn't appear in whatever orthography he was using, or because he was using a source from somebody who didn't hear it? Please ...
by vorpal
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Random question
Replies: 7
Views: 2307

Re: Random question

It is mildly ambiguous though; it could also be interpreted as; "I want to be an actress!" "I also want you to be an actress!" <^> Maybe. Sort of. I have a gut-feeling that for the "I also want you to be an actress" you would need a step down (mid-low) between 'me' and...
by vorpal
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: generative grammar, innateness, &c.
Replies: 19
Views: 5456

Re: generative grammar, innateness, &c.

Also, I have a friend who studied linguistics but she is possibly traumatized by either the study of it, or the fact that I care, and while she will neither confirm nor refute my story above, will say that all of this is massively out of fashion and that nobody believes the innateness story? Yeah, ...

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