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Language and Human Nature: A Self-Study Curriculum

Language and Human Nature: A Self-Study Curriculum

An introduction to linguistics as a cognitive science.

less than a minute read
Descriptive vs Prescriptive Grammar: A Simple Explanation

Descriptive vs Prescriptive Grammar: A Simple Explanation

Why linguists don't believe in 'bad grammar'.

2 min read
Old English Reading: Excerpt from Matthew 7

Old English Reading: Excerpt from Matthew 7

A beginner-level reading in Old English, with plenty of grammatical hand-holding.

7 min read
Free Old English Resources

Free Old English Resources

A curated list of resources for learning Old English.

7 min read
Grammar and the Lexicon

Grammar and the Lexicon

Exploring the basic structure of the theory of generative syntax.

2 min read
Learn Phonological Theory: A Self-Study Curriculum

Learn Phonological Theory: A Self-Study Curriculum

Learn phonology, the study of sound patterns, from scratch.

less than a minute read
Linguistic Diversity and Uniformity

Linguistic Diversity and Uniformity

Are languages fundamentally similar or different?

less than a minute read
Learn Syntactic Theory: A Self-Study Curriculum

Learn Syntactic Theory: A Self-Study Curriculum

Learn syntax, the study of sentence structure, from scratch.

less than a minute read
Notes on Latin and the Romance Vocabulary

Notes on Latin and the Romance Vocabulary

Why certain Latin words never made it into the Romance languages.

4 min read
The ultimate guide to conlang word generators

The ultimate guide to conlang word generators

I tried all the automated tools for generating your conlang lexicon so you don't have to.

8 min read
The complete guide to conlang vowel inventories

The complete guide to conlang vowel inventories

How to make naturalistic phonologies by following patterns in the structure and organization of vowel inventories.

12 min read
What is language in linguistics?

What is language in linguistics?

Language is something that seems easy enough to define until you actually start to look at it closely. Then it starts to get hazy.

7 min read
The adventure of the "Guttural R"

The adventure of the "Guttural R"

Where did French and German get their R sound from?

16 min read
Teacher, teach!

Teacher, teach!

A manifesto for indie higher education.

5 min read

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