[Lgpolicy-list] [lg policy] Re: Linguistics-related comics from xkcd

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 16:05:28 UTC 2014


Thanks for this Dave.  Let me also point out that there is a "comics" page
on the lgpolicy-list site, which I try to keep up-to-date, but have been
less
successful than I'd like to be.

Go to http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/plc/clpp/images/cartoons/cartoons.html
Could we perhaps try to integrate these two resources?  Anybody game to
try?

Best,

HS

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 3:23 AM, Dave Sayers <dave.sayers at cantab.net> wrote:

> After a couple more linguistics-related XKCD comics recently, I've made a
> publicly accessible Google Doc listing them all -- which I can just update
> in future, as and when more come along: http://goo.gl/1Kq2k2. Please
> share :)
>
> Dave
>
> --
> Dr. Dave Sayers
> Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
> Honorary Research Fellow, Arts & Humanities, Swansea University, UK
> dave.sayers at cantab.net | http://swansea.academia.edu/DaveSayers
>
>
> On 25/08/2013 20:53, Dave Sayers wrote:
>
>> Friends, colleagues, peers, assorted strangers...
>>
>> What did you do with your weekend? I see, I see... Well, personally, I
>> spent my
>> weekend re-reading every strip of my favourite webcomic, xkcd.com, and
>> picking out
>> all the ones that relate to linguistics! And so I present to you the list
>> I have
>> amassed, for your delectation, and possible integration into lectures:
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/37/ (syntax!)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/84/ (national language ideology, US specifically)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/114/ (with apologies to computational linguists!)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/145/ (standard language ideologies)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/148/ (ditto)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/166/ (language change)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/174/ (grammar)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/243/ (sociolinguistic interviews / formality)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/326/ (grammar / standard language ideologies)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/451/ (linguistics generally, but especially useful for
>> me in Finland!)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/529/ (language acquisition)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/739/ (linguistic innovations?)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/762/ (rhetoric)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/771/ (language change / historical linguistics)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/798/ (corpus linguistics, NSFW)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/1007/ (corpus linguistics, SFW)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/1010/ (etymology)
>>
>> http://xkcd.com/1108/ (semantics / language change / standard language
>> ideologies --
>> particularly topical given the recent silly-season broohaha over
>> 'literally', e.g.
>> http://goo.gl/zi1O9y)
>>
>> Also note: every xkcd strip comes with an extra caption which appears
>> when you hover
>> the mouse over it. That doesn't really copy into Powerpoint so well, but
>> they work
>> just fine without.
>>
>> xkcd.com has a new strip every Monday, Wednesday and Friday; they're
>> generally very
>> good regardless of relevance to linguistics, but sometimes there's some
>> excellent
>> lecture material. I'd strongly recommend adding it to your information
>> diet.
>>
>> Ok that's everything. You. Are. Welcome. ^_^
>>
>> Dave
>>
>> --
>> Dr. Dave Sayers
>> Honorary Research Fellow, Arts & Humanities, Swansea University, UK
>> Visiting Lecturer (2013-14), Dept English, University of Turku, Finland
>> dave.sayers at cantab.net
>> http://swansea.academia.edu/DaveSayers
>>
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