So you know a linguist

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For those who ask how many languages we speak

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  • Thank you, Jodie, for the slide show on the linguist. I'm one, and over the years, resigned to a feeble smile when I'm asked the question how many langs I speak. I do happen to speak a few of them but as you skillfully explain, that is not the point of doing linguistics. Best wishes with your career.
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  • I just found that my slideshow got turned into a .gif.
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyudxdOpOC1qgdmnzo1_400.gif

    And so I've saved all the info in the one spot, here's its reddit page
    http://www.reddit.com/r/linguistics/comments/pcimz/so_you_know_a_linguist/
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  • Thank you for all the likes recently! I'm glad people are enjoying it and sharing it!

    The pdf of the slideshow is available for download. I just have one request: if you do use it in a class at all - such as introduction to linguistics - can you let me know?

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  • Amazing!
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  • Grammar Nazi & proud! but, I don't subscribe to that hypocritical manual to which the masses subscribe... the one which propogated the passive voice in English as being improper.
    to sympathise with the language hippy statement, that book is the man, and does nothing but hold you and proper language down.
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  • 1. So youknow alinguist… Jodie Martin twitter.com/jodie__martin slideshare.net/jayelem About.me/jodiemartin
  • 2. Did you ask them howmany languages theyspeak?
  • 3. Did they forward you this presentation?
  • 4. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2168/1558028479_1fb667e2f2_You see there’s two types of linguists.
  • 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/elo/3683835341/Type 1: Speaks many languages (also called a ‘polyglot’)
  • 6. And often features in science fiction
  • 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gzap/2997986634/sizes/l/in/photostream/Yeah, a lot of us get into linguistics because we learnt or speak another language.
  • 8. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/5001399117_7651e6384d_b.jpg But we get asked that question all the time.
  • 9. ALL. THE. TIME. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohhector/2366343607/in/photostream/
  • 10. So it might help if you understand there’s another type of linguist http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2168/1558028479_1fb667e2f2_o
  • 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kcolwell/2854702332/sizes/l/in/photostream/ language Type 2: a scientist
  • 12. We studypronunciationhttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2071/2088252449_ddfc4c2733_b.jpg
  • 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eelend/5079913/sizes/o/We study writing
  • 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/surrealmuse/4757004/sizes/z/in/photostream / We study words and word histories
  • 15. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4260719610_35b63d043f_b.jpg We study old languages
  • 16. We study new ways ofcommunicationhttp://leepro.deviantart.com/art/IM-language-100019257
  • 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/benrussell/1477899923/ We study teacher talk
  • 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluesquarething/429And student writing
  • 19. We study successful communicationhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/pricklebush/224674200/
  • 20. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3318/4584323789_a060dc2417_o.jpgWe study not so successfulcommunication
  • 21. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oLbtTQY0cnE/TIgcnggvQyI/AAAAAAAAAF8/jlDFC95ZWE8/s320/darth-vader-face.jpg Most linguists aren’t grammar nazis
  • 22. Think of us aslanguage hippies http://www.flickr.com/photos/nopiedra/2266078656/
  • 23. Who get REALLY excited over an aspirated p, or the history of a word, or using “Dude” as a gender-neutral greeting. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fussylittlengine/3946695040/
  • 24. REALLY EXCITEDhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/carplips/1704434626/
  • 25. So give a linguist a hug.They probably need it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thecaucas/3849178561/