'None of this is predicated on “trying not to misgender someone” or even “trying not to mess up pronouns accidentally and get yelled at.” Linguistic care work, like any care work truly based in principles of a loving community, cannot run on shame-based fuel. Avoiding shame and harm are only the barest, most basic bar to clear—they do not constitute showing affection. Failing to abuse someone isn’t the same as loving them.'
incredibly insightful review. "Their exact words, not just their paraphraseable meaning but their precise choices of phrasing, become full of comprehensible information about character, and this gives the characters themselves an unusual reality and presence. As in all good poetry, it is the language itself, and not just the plot and worldbuilding, that makes us care."
Natalie Schluter on Twitter: "Hey #NLProc and #linguistics people! I'm looking for key examples of government/national cultural institutions (not universities) being successful in the preservation of national/indigenous languages, and maybe even truly ena
language preservation and nlproc
"a collaborative effort to improve how NLP handles complex morphology in the world’s languages. The goal of UniMorph is to annotate morphological data in a universal schema that allows an inflected word from any language to be defined by its lexical meaning, typically carried by the lemma, and by a rendering of its inflectional form in terms of a bundle of morphological features from our schema."
Introduction to Semantics | teaching materials by Maria Esipova, Nadine Theiler and Lucas Champollion
"complete sets of teaching materials for an undergraduate-level introduction to semantics"
"a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed" (close IPA transcriptions)
"a challenge set for evaluating what language models (LMs) know about major grammatical phenomena in English" it warms my heart to see an ngram baseline in there, haha
really remarkable speculation/scholarship on rhythmic patterns in music and language
Workshop “Linguistic investigations beyond language: gestures, body movement and primate linguistics” |
well this looks fascinating. “How to do things with nonwords: communication, expression, and meaning” “Musical gestures in the typology of linguistic inferences” “Iconic modulation in spoken language: iconicity, intensification, or both?” etc
dan jurafsky intro lecture