http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117485/multilinguals-have-multiple-personalities

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Last minute heads up.  We are having our Fall gathering for Linguistics minors and all other students interested in Linguistics this Wednesday (10/15) from 3:30 to 5pm in the Museum of Anthropology. We will have pizza and spend some time chatting about the program, faculty and student research and answering questions and getting feedback.
Come and join us, and bring a friend! Please forward this message to anyone you think may be interested.
 

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Bruno lecture

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Garden path sentences to elephants in pajamas to buffalo buffaloing other buffalo. Mind blown.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/49238/7-sentences-sound-crazy-are-still-grammatical

Improve your knowledge of phonetics as well as English pronunciation!
“This application was originally designed at the University of Iowa to help students learning how the sounds of different languages are produced. Since its production, it has become a milestone for phonetics teaching tools around the globe.”
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“Little kids make such cute mistakes when they talk. We know they’re still learning the language, so we tolerate their errors and chuckle at how funny they sound. Behind that chuckle is the assumption that the kids are getting it wrong because they just don’t know the rules yet. In fact, kids’ mistakes show they know a lot more about the rules than we think. The mistakes are evidence of very smart hypotheses the kids are forming from the limited data they’ve been given so far. Here are 10 really smart language mistakes that kids make.”

http://mentalfloss.com/article/31648/10-language-mistakes-kids-make-are-actually-pretty-smart

If you are a native English speaker who has a very high level proficiency in Spanish, please consider taking the following linguistic task (~45 min). In addition to helping a fellow linguist out  (David Miller, M.A. student at the University of Florida), you will gain insight regarding the types of linguistic studies and tasks that are out there. Some day you might need participants!

http://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/1397210/IRB-2013-U-1354

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“With this test you get a valid estimate of your English vocabulary size within 4 minutes and you help scientific research.”

At some point or another, we all need willing participants to help our studies along! Take this test to help a research group at Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium) out!

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