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

Dave Sayers dave.sayers at cantab.net
Fri Feb 6 10:57:36 UTC 2015

I've updated this document and thought I should also share today's comic by email 
too, because it's so awesome, and also maybe counts as a citation for Patricia 
Cukor-Avila :)


And I can't possibly pass by the opportunity to re-plug the reason I was personally 
so stoked by this: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/josl.12069 - hey, it's open access :)


Dr. Dave Sayers
Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University
Honorary Research Fellow, Arts & Humanities, Swansea University (2009-2015)
dave.sayers at cantab.net | http://shu.academia.edu/DaveSayers

On 14/11/2014 08:23, Dave Sayers 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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