Japanese-American Nisei Linguists, World War II Profile of Japanese-American Nisei linguists that served in the American armed forces during World War II.
Polyglots vs Linguists vs Philologists A lot of people are confused by the term "linguist". A linguist is a scientist of linguistics, not somebody who can speak many languages. I know many linguistics professors who are not sufficiently bilingual, but they can still call themselves linguists. Speaking and studying are two different things. Multilingual or polyglots speak many languages. And this ability is not related to the science of linguistics, although I'm sure linguists could study or ***yze polyglots. Philology was replaced by linguistics and there aren't really any practitioners of it today, except Professor Arguelles. Professor Arguelles is not a polyglot unless he has the ability to speak the languages he studies.
A Quick Lesson on Southern Linguistics A quick lesson on southern linguistics. The original source of the audio clip comes from this tumblr user's mother: ask-changeling- Enjoy!
The Linguist Activist. The world needs more linguists in the sense of people who speak more than one language.
DLIFLC linguists in action Twenty-four Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Persian Farsi language students spent four days training and teaching 4th Battalion of the 104th Division Army Reserve Soldiers vital cultural negotiation skills at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.
Linguistics Comedy Routine A fake colloquium presentation I delivered at the Canada Institute of Linguistics in the summer of 2009. (You may have to crank the audio up.)
Cunning Linguists Episode 1 - La Dolce Vita Cunning Linguists is a show aimed at using college humor to pique interest in foreign language learning. This episode: Italian Food Vocabulary used in pick-up lines, euphemisms, gestures, and Hollywood. And of course, a few meaningful things to say about olive oil. Have any language questions you'd like us to address? Leave them in the comments and we'll try to answer them in the next episode.
Korean linguist video résumé by David Clanton - Slideshow portfolio: - Koreans, Korean-Americans, and Korean linguists might find this interesting. - I have a newfound appreciation for my daughter's actor friends who can confidently look into the lens of a movie camera and effectively make a connection with an audience. - I created this video résumé after several experts told me the 21st Century calls for one. They also advise making use of social media websites, so please let me know if any of you can recommend a job that would enable me to return to Korea or a good job elsewhere Here's my written résumé but you might also get a kick out of my video résumé: Thanks everyone, Dave "Dr. Phil, make me a star in my own life."
New Documentary Film Tracks Languages Scientists who study linguistics estimate that half the world's spoken languages are likely to disappear in this century. VOA's Paul Sisco spoke with the director of a new documentary film that chronicles the work of two scientists who are traveling the world in a race to preserve what they can.
Promo for The Linguists The CSULB Linguistics department will be hosting a private showing of The Linguists for department faculty and students. The showing will be for educational purposes, and faculty and students wishing to attend should check their email for details about the showing.
50 years of Linguistics at MIT, Welcome and Introduction Welcome and Introductory Remarks by David Pesetsky (1982), Linguistics Section Head, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy & Deborah Fitzgerald, Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Video by MIT Libraries Academic Media Production Services
ALG University Linguistics (Part 1) Linguistics seminar for foreign MBA students in Taiwan Antonio Graceffo meets with a group of foreign students, completing their MBA in an international program in Taiwan. Most students found that at the end of two years of studying in Taiwan they were far from fluent in Chinese. ALG helps the students to understand why they didnt just absorb the language, and how they might go on to be better language learners and teachers. Brooklyn Monk in Asia Podcast (anti-travel humor) Twitter http website facebook Brooklyn Monk fan page Subscribe to youtube
THE LINGUISTS - Official Trailer THE LINGUISTS () is a hilarious and poignant chronicle of two scientists—David Harrison and Gregory Anderson—racing to document languages on the verge of extinction. In Siberia, India, and Bolivia, the linguists confront head-on the very forces silencing languages: racism, humiliation, and violent economic unrest. David and Greg's journey takes them deep into the heart of the cultures, knowledge, and communities at risk when a language dies. THE LINGUISTS world premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, screened at more than 40 festivals worldwide, and aired on PBS in 2009. THE LINGUISTS is produced and directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger of Ironbound Films. For more information, visit and .
Linguistics Are you curious about our most crucially human attribute, language? Is a subject that combines the arts and sciences appealing? If you've found yourself asking 'why?' or 'how?' in relation to language, then Linguistics is for you. Linguistics is the systematic study of human language. Superficially, there's huge variation among the world's languages, and linguists not only describe the diverse characteristics of individual languages but also explore properties which all languages share and which offer insight into the human mind. To find out more about Linguistics at Cambridge, see Some of the students who appear in our course films are also featured in the 60 Second Impressions series, which can be found at - keep checking back as we'll be adding new films every couple of weeks!
Filmmakers@Google: "The Linguists" This Ironbound film was an official selection for the Sundance Film Festival. "The Linguists" is a documentary about two linguists on a quest to document endangered languages before the last speakers are gone. In the rugged landscapes of Siberia, India, and Bolivia, their resolve is tested by institutionalized racism and violent economic unrest. This 70-minute documentary is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. 0452417 and 0438121 and the Nonprofit Media Group. This event featured a screening of the film, followed by a Q&A session with directors Jeremy Newberger, Daniel Miller, and the linguist Gregory Anderson. This event took place on October 24, 2008 Ironbound films website:
Linguists and polyglots An interesting series of interviews of polyglots. Check it out. either at or at I apologize to Claude Cartigenese for forgetting his name when I was suddenly under pressure to remember it during the video. Sorry Claude!
Linguists - Translators - Interpreters in Afghanistan Job opportunity for US citizens who speak Pashto/Dari and are interested in making a difference and willing to work in Afghanistan.
Go Army LINGUIST One of ten vignettes for which we created music and sound design. These vignettes were created for the Go Army website. They were directed by Henry Alex Rubin.
The Linguists David et Greg se documentent sur les langages en voies d'extinction. Dans les paysages robustes de Sibérie, d'Inde et de Bolivie, leur détermination est évaluée par le racisme institutionalisé et les troubles économiques violents. Scientists estimate that of 7000 languages in the world, half will be gone by the end of this century. On average, one language disappears every two weeks. THE LINGUISTS follows David Harrison and Gregory Anderson, scientists racing to document languages on the verge of extinction. David and Gregs round-the-world journey takes them deep into the heart of the cultures, knowledge, and communities at stake. In Siberia, David and Greg seek to record the Chulym language, which hasnt been heard by outsiders for more than thirty years. The linguists encounter remnants of the racist Soviet regime that may have silenced Chulym for good. In India, tribal children attend boarding schools, where they learn Hindi and English, a trade, and the pointlessness of their native tongues. Similar boarding schools for tribal children existed in the US through most of the twentieth century. David and Greg travel to the childrens villages, where economic unrest has stirred a violent Maoist insurgency. The linguists witness the fear and poverty that have driven youth from their native communities. In Bolivia, the Kallawaya language has survived for centuries with fewer than one hundred speakers. David and Greg trek high into the Andes to unlock its secret.
CunninLynguists - Linguistics Grand Canyon
What is Linguistics? The question that haunts many linguists across the world and a simple answer that reveals the truth.
Corpus Linguistics Conference 2011 Interviews with attendees at the Corpus Linguistics Conference in Birmingham. /corpus
The Linguists An introduction to the Local Language Program(LLP) and how it helps to foster innovation. LLP is a Microsoft Unlimited Potential Program.
Linguist David Harrison Records Hidden Indian Language K. David Harrison's Swarthmore profile: www.swarthmore.edu The Enduring Voices Project: The Living Tongues Institute: On a research trip to a remote region in India to find speakers of two little-known languages, Associate Professor of Linguistics K. David Harrison (left) found the unexpected - a third language, Koro, that was not known outside the area. He documents these and other dying languages - and his attempts to revitalize them - in his new book, The Last Speakers (2010). Harrison's efforts to document Koro garnered wide coverage: on global wire services such as the Associated Press and Reuters, national broadcast news sites including ABC News, CNN, and CBS News, as well as in major dailies such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Los Angeles Times. It also appeared in The Times of India, BBC News, and Science Daily, among others, and he discussed it on NPR's All Things Considered. Harrison is an authority on endangered and dying languages with particular interest in connections between language and biodiversity, ethnoecology, and cultural survival. He is also the author of When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge (2007). He and colleague Gregory Anderson lead the scientific research for the Enduring Voices Project, a partnership between the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages they founded and ...
The Linguists - We Are the World 20éves az Elméleti nyelvészet szak - Some of the professors and students of the last 20 years of the Budapest ELTE-MTA Theoretical Linguistics Programme sing on the occasion of the 20th birthday of the department. Since everyone agrees that linguistics saves lives :) and making a cover of 'We Are the World' is funny enough, we decided to do it. *** (hint: one of the singers sings in someone else's voice... guess for yourself, who it can be (or see the end of the description :))) *** We are the world There comes a time When we heed a certain call, When linguists must come together as one. There are people speaking, They bind and c-command; It's grammar, the greatest gift of all. We can't go on Pretending day by day That we know our language works in the brain. We are all a part of God's linguist family, And the truth, you know, grammar's all we need. We are the world, We are the linguists, We are the ones who make a brighter day By making theories. There's a choice we're making By forming hypotheses And we'll describe a language Just you and me. Send them a research group So they'll know that someone cares And their data will be thoroughly explored. God has shown us By turning stone to bread That even a linguist must be fed. We are the world, We are the linguists, We are the ones who make a brighter day By making theories. There's a choice we're making By forming hypotheses And we'll describe a language Just you and me. When you're criticized There seems no hope at all ...
Linguist Rap This is something else I did for my high school film class. I think it speaks for itself. Lyrics MC Chomsky in the house. I've been searching and looking for something to learn, I need a major in university, got nowhere to turn. You can keep computer science, don't want no liberal arts, It's all a mute point, 'cause I know where I'll start. (Chorus) 'Cause I'm a linguist (I study language all day long) I'm a linguist (***yzing poetry and song) The MC Hammer of grammar, I'ma' send you all home When it comes to linguistics, I'm like Sir William Jones. My folks don't approve, they think syntax is sin, They can't handle a career choice that's so full of win. Just 'cause it cost 40k to get my Harvard MA, I still don't have a job, but that's okay. (Chorus) I know German to French, Greenlandic to Zulu, Aramaic, Altaic, Suomi and Hebrew, From the Indo-Europeans up to Sino-Tibet, Learning all about languages is my raison d'être. (Chorus) Word. Visit !
Cupid Ep02 - "The Linguist" (Part 3/5) "The Linguist" episode from the series Cupid starring Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall.
Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain Steven Pinker - Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, and Linguist at Harvard University How did humans acquire language? In this lecture, best-selling author Steven Pinker introduces you to linguistics, the evolution of spoken language, and the debate over the existence of an innate universal grammar. He also explores why language is such a fundamental part of social relationships, human biology, and human evolution. Finally, Pinker touches on the wide variety of applications for linguistics, from improving how we teach reading and writing to how we interpret law, politics, and literature. The Floating University Originally released September, 2011. Additional Lectures: Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell Joel Cohen: Joel Cohen: An Introduction to Demography (Malthus Miffed: Are People the Problem?)
Forensic Linguistics: Linguist as detective & expert witness Linguists are frequently asked to help the police and courts when there is a dispute over the authorship of a written text -- suicide note, abusive or threatening letter, email or text message. In this excerpt from his inaugural lecture, Professor Coulthard explains the concepts he used to help identify the authorship of text messages in a recent murder trial. The full lecture is available online at: Aston University is home to the world's first centre for forensic linguistics. Find out more at: /forensic-linguistics
Welcome to The Linguist Steve Kaufmann explains , a free and constantly growing resource for people learning languages or helping others learn languages.
Air Force - Signals Operator Linguist Signals Operator Linguists (SIGSOP(L))s are part of the Air Force's Aerospace Intelligence Employment Group employed in the sensitive and highly challenging field of signals intelligence and contribute directly to the Air Force mission in a wide range of Information Warfare related roles. Learn more goo.gl
Interview with Shafi Mission Essential Personnel Linguist Shafi works as a linguist in Afghanistan for the US Army and Mission Essential Personnel. Because of Shafi's job as a translator he was able to help his family buy a car and a house and he plans to get married and go to college in the United States. "My dream for my country...is to see a country with no war, no ethnicity discrimination, with kids going to school, with equal rights for women and men...a country more civilized and more developed with no signs of destruction." Shafi believes that being an interpreter is a great opportunity to have a positive impact on future generations and to help one's people achieve a civilized future with hopes and stability. To learn more about Linguist and Translator Careers at Mission Essential Personnel visit
Linguists agree, you are wrong! A Ling 70 project in the form of a PSA about prescriptivism and grammar police on the internet.
Steve Kaufmann - The Linguist - PART 2 Steve Kaufmann talks about language learning at Chapters Bookstore in Vancouver - PART 2
"When Languages Die" author/linguist K. David Harrison Informative conversation with K. David Harrison, assistant professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College near Philadelphia and the author of the new book "When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge". He is the Director of Research at the Living Tongues Institute and was recently featured in the documentary called "The Linguists" which followed hands-on linguistic field work in countries around the world. In this fascinating interview, Harrison discusses the critical importance of the world's many threatened languages and the vital knowledge that each language uniquely packages and holds for all of us. Harrison also discusses the need for more trained linguistic personnel to go out into some of the remotest parts of the world to document these nearly extinct languages before they are lost to humanity forever.
What is linguistics? How do linguists study language? This brief introduction to linguistics asks simple questions about language and languages, then follows the various branches of linguistics that have arisen in attempt to answer those questions. Take this presentation as a rapid tour through modern linguistics or as a thoughtful inquiry into what language is and how we could understand it. For specific lessons that introduce many of these topics - including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, historical linguistics and logic - head to: /linguistics/
Steve Kaufmann - The Linguist - PART 1 Steve Kaufmann talks about language learning at Chapters Bookstore in Vancouver - PART 1
The Linguistics Challenge At least they've heard of Chomsky. From BBC University Challenge.
9. Linguistics and Literature Introduction to Theory of Literature (ENGL 300) In this lecture on the work of Roman Jakobson, Professor Paul Fry continues his discussion of synchrony and diachrony. The relationships among formalism, semiotics, and linguistics are explored. Claude Levi-Strauss's structural interpretation of the Oedipus myth is discussed in some detail. In order to differentiate Jakobson's poetic functions, Professor Fry ***yzes the sentence "It is raining" from six perspectives. Significant attention is paid to the use of diagrams in literary linguistic theory. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Synchrony and Diachrony 06:47 - Chapter 2. The Emergence of Structuralism 11:24 - Chapter 3. The Relationship Between Formalism and Semiotics 17:33 - Chapter 4. Levi-Strauss and the Meaning of the Oedipus Myth 26:19 - Chapter 5. The Poetic Function 32:49 - Chapter 6. Jacobson's Six Functions 43:53 - Chapter 7. Metalanguage and Poetic Function Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
Steve Kaufmann - The Linguist - PART 3 Steve Kaufmann talks about language learning at Chapters Bookstore in Vancouver - PART 3