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So you know a linguist

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For those who ask how many languages we speak

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So you know a linguist

  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/

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