It’s not all black and white

Nov 30, 2011 by

As was discussed in earlier postings, the cross-linguistic range of color terms is quite complex and languages differ as to how the treat the color spectrum (e.g., see how Hanunoo does it). But interestingly, not all uses of color...

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Epistemological populism in linguistics

Dec 13, 2010 by

In his recent Geocurrents posting about the Mercator projection, Martin Lewis talks about “epistemological populism”, the approach that “equates truth with popularity” (for example, proponents of this approach...

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