You won’t believe what it takes to make a good linguistic article!
Listicles, or list articles, can be interesting, amusing, and even informative. What goes into the creation of a good linguistic listicle? How can they change someone’s mind about language? And what’s in the future for science communication?
Linguist and writer Arika Okrent talks to Daniel and Kylie on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Interview with Arika Okrent (complete) for patrons
Cutting Room Floor 275: The Linguistic Listician for patrons
What’s the Correct Pronunciation of February?
Adoptees advantaged by birth language memory
Infants Exposed to Languages Can Retain Them Later in Life
Early development of abstract language knowledge: evidence from perception–production transfer of birth-language memory
Learn a New Lingo While Doing Something Else
Maternal language shapes infants’ cry melodies
Arika Okrent on Mental Floss
12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted
The Grammar Rules Behind 3 Commonly Disparaged Dialects
6 French and German Dialects That Are 100 Percent American
The listicle as literary form
Ben Zimmer: The rise of the shitgibbon
Linguists Have Been Discussing “Shit Gibbon.” I Argue It’s Not Entirely About Gibbons.
The orgin and constraints of “shitgibbon” compounds
Shitgibbon frequencies (by Daniel)
The Raised Fist Emoji Is Social Media’s Resistance Symbol
May, Might, Muddle
“Tribune” (with commentary from Aven)
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