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So you know a linguist

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For those who ask how many languages we speak

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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    And so I've saved all the info in the one spot, here's its reddit page
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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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  • 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/