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Multilingualism and Its Discontents

Greetings from Ireland! (The way they say it here, there is aspiration in the intervocalic /t/!) I’m at the University of Limerick for my first international conference, giving the first presentation of a research project that is entirely my own. … Continue reading

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Ivory Tower

“Don’t get thrown out of the ivory tower; you wanna be in there with Sauron.” My friend likes to write down funny things that one of his professors says in seminars, and this particular quote made me laugh out loud. … Continue reading

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What’s Past is Prologue

May 16th was commencement for Berkeley’s Linguistics Department this year. I had forgotten that at large universities, each department has a separate ceremony, and they do not all occur on the same day. I went to the Linguistics graduation ceremony to … Continue reading

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