At least this is how I felt as a student, but fortunately I have to admit that it’s not always that bad. Linguistics can alsoRead More
A comic about my fieldwork again! Nafsan is a language spoken in Vanuatu and it was the main focus of my PhD and my ongoingRead More
A continuation of last week’s comic…the muggle researcher is now in the charms class.
Have you ever wondered if the students in Harry Potter are taught anything at all about the etymology of their spells? I wish I couldRead More
Last month I presented my talk on the topic of semantics of mood and aspect in Nafsan at the 2020 Conference of the Australian LinguisticRead More
This is probably a cliché complaint by now, but it is also very true. Every time I say I am a linguist, people ask meRead More
In Star Trek: The New Generation there is an interesting linguistic episode in Season 5 called Darmok. In this episode, our heroes come across aRead More
Another comic about fieldwork! It always seems like other people’s fieldwork experience was easier and better, but in the end of the day we allRead More