Summer schedule and other logistics issues

Jul 4, 2011 by

Dear Readers: It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post in this blog. I’ve been busy with teaching in the summer quarter, getting my upcoming book through the production process and working on some linguistics...

read more

Problems with Blogger

May 30, 2011 by

Dear Readers, I’ve been experiencing some problems with the Blogger site, especially with postings comments. Some comments have disappeared and from time to time it seems impossible to post comments at all. I appologize for the...

read more

Today is the blog’s 1st anniversary!

Mar 22, 2011 by

I started writing this blog exactly a year ago. In this time, I wrote 149 postings, acquired 40 followers and received numerous comments — thank you! Here’s to the next year!

read more

Vacation

Feb 25, 2011 by

I will be taking a short vacation until mid-March and will resume regular postings then.

read more

Language: The Mirror of the Mind

Feb 23, 2011 by

Linguistic relativism, that is the view that the language one speaks affects how one thinks, is gaining popularity in both scientific quarters and among the general public. I have contributed to this debate in several earlier...

read more

Andrei Zalizniak’s lecture

Jan 21, 2011 by

For my Russian-speaking (listening?) readers: this is an excellent lecture by a great Russian linguist Andrei Zalizniak about science and pseudo-science, linguistics, ideology, postmodernism and the national inferiority complex...

read more