A Bit Of An Explanation

I am not a professional. Not anywhere near it. But I like to think that some little observations I have about language and the social construction of it are worthwhile.

Some of these notes were originally written for acquaintances with no linguistic experience whatsoever, so please be patient through the explanations of basic concepts, and the simplistic tone.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Interesting Articles, Round 2

This is another day when I'm too lazy to write up my own posts, and I found some nice articles to share. Aren't I just a wonderful student? As usual, some are new, some are old, all are fun to read.

(Also, I should mention that I was going to write a post about my experiences at a Finnish emersion camp. I found that I actually didn't have much to say on my own. But, if any of you are curious about it - maybe consider gooooing - I could give some information about it and a basic "review".)

Categorisation, Categories, and Prototypes - A piece about what we consider prototypes for categories, and the blurry boundary lines between categories.

List Of Unsolved Problems In Linguistics

Learning To Speak Czech - About some of the challenges that face Czech students, and perceptions of speakers of the language.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I'd like to hear more about the camp..