Category Archives: Linguistics

Is Phonics Instruction Really the Way to Go?

Reposted from Stephanie Robert’s education blog!  Follow the link below!

Is Phonics Instruction Really the Way to Go?
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Deciphering Dying Languages

Here’s another story from this morning’s NPR.  Here’s the gist; creating computer programs to run linguistic analysis on unknown languages to determine commonalities, and possibly using this software to categorize some of the world’s dying languages.  Really interesting stuff!

http://www.npr.org/2014/09/30/352661301/certain-english-errors-may-decipher-clues-to-dying-languages

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Phonetic Alphabet Resource

Here’s a great resource that enables you to type using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).  You can then cut, copy, and paste your phonetically transcribed text wherever you’d like!

http://ipa.typeit.org/full/

 

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Language and Thinking

This article, from the New York Times, talks about how languages might shape the way we think.  It’s old, but very interesting…

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/magazine/29language-t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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Great Phonetics Resource

Shared via our EDU 583 Moodle site, this awesome resource from the University of Iowa provides a lot of great information about the different sounds of the English language.  The app is available for Apple and Android devices, but it’s also available in a web format using the links at the top of the page!

http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/#

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Ish

This post, originally from Slate’s Lexicon Valley blog (via Dr. Broady’s ESL blog), talks about how the suffix became a word unto itself.  Interesting read!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2014/06/09/ish_how_a_suffix_became_an_independent_word_even_though_it_s_not_in_all.html

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