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ASL-LEX.org - Visualizing the ASL Lexicon
ASL-LEX is a database of lexical and phonological properties that have been compiled for nearly 1,000 signs of American Sign Language.

It contains:
Frequency ratings
Iconicity ratings
Lexical properties (e.g., initialized signs, lexical class)
Phonological coding (6 features)
Neighborhood density calculations
English translation
Alternative translations (for a subset of signs)
Reference video clip metadata
150  signlanguage  linguistics  tools  visualization  search  asl 
november 2019 by jerid.francom
'Babel fish' universal translator no longer just quirky sci-fi concept
New technologies are reviving lost languages and breaking language barriers in ways previously dreamt up in quirky science fiction.
150  machinelearning  google  translation 
october 2016 by jerid.francom
Humans may speak a 'universal' language
From nose to knee and red to round, the sounds humans use to construct basic words are similar around the world
150  380  datascience  language  variation 
september 2016 by jerid.francom
Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York
Free service DoNotPay helps appeal over $4m in parking fines in just 21 months, but is just the tip of the legal AI iceberg for its 19-year-old creator
AI  legal  law  news  380  150 
july 2016 by jerid.francom
Teenagers Are Not Ruining The English Language
If you think that terms like “YOLO” and “fleek” are poisoning the English language, then fret not: The way Western teenagers speak is in fact not ruining the world’s lingua franca. According to linguistics research published by the American Dialect Society, teenagers do not stand out from several other age brackets when it comes to influencing the evolution of English.
variation  language  change  150  socialmedia 
january 2016 by jerid.francom
The Pitfalls of Using Google Ngram to Study Language
Garbage in, garbage out when it comes to big data analysis of language and culture.
google  ngram-viewer  380  150 
october 2015 by jerid.francom
Why Wikipedia's grammar vigilante is wrong | David Shariatmadari
Bryan Henderson has removed around 47,000 instances of ‘comprised of’ from the online encyclopedia. But his super-pedantry is a waste of time
150  prescriptivist  wikipedia  semantics  logic  ambiguity 
february 2015 by jerid.francom
Is the Innanet RUINING teh English Language??? ¯(°_o)/¯
There exists a certain paranoia that the web will somehow destroy the English language as we all start communicating solely in LOLs and smileys. But seen another way, the linguistic tricks we've enlisted to portray attitude and action, tone and meaning through text online are just the natural evolution of the written word—a way to adapt to the absence of facial cues and recreate the quirks of IRL conversation in the contextless vacuum of a chat window.
linguistics  380  150  internet  prescriptivist  evolution  writing  speech 
january 2015 by jerid.francom
Endangered Languages Project
The Endangered Languages Project is a collaborative online platform for sharing knowledge and resources for endangered languages. Join this global effort to conserve linguistic diversity.
language  documentation  maps  linguistics  150  endangeredlanguage 
october 2014 by jerid.francom
College Readiness: Writing to Learn | Edutopia
Blogger Ben Johnson explains how writing can help students investigate topics and think critically.
flipped-classroom  writing  learning  380  150  pedagogy 
october 2014 by jerid.francom
Linguistics - Stack Exchange
RT @rjwilson23: Interesting site for any linguistics questions, a bit like Quora but just for linguists HT @langology
linguistics  questions  social_learning  150 
november 2011 by jerid.francom

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