Category Archives: Linguistics

Boring phonological rule practice

Monkey Grammarian is on legal strike at the moment. Deprived of my normal opportunities to torture students, I’ve decided to decided to release this set of practice exercises on applying phonological rules into the wilds of cyberspace, where anybody interested … Continue reading

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Homework assignment for formal semanticists

I came across the following quote from Sylvia Plath on Passive Guy’s blog: If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I’m neurotic as hell. I’ll be flying back and forth between one mutually … Continue reading

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Wikigrammar

This time next year, if my maniacal plans succeed and if my suffering students don’t garrotte me with a microphone cable in self-defence, you’ll be looking at the most complete reference grammar of Guaraní ever written in English. Our university … Continue reading

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What I’m working on these days

When I was at the MOT workshop in honour of Glyne Piggott this month, people would occasionally ask me, “So what are you working on these days?” Now, lacking the neurotypical skill of telling when people really want to know … Continue reading

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