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Language Log » Metaphor of the month
A finer account of language use and Emerson's analysis for the linguist in each of us. Verily.

> But it's hard to put "informative Dirichlet priors" into a palatable mass-media sandwich.
linguistics  register 
january 2017 by mcmorgan
The Loud, Empty Word That Defines President-Elect Trump - The Daily Beast
Trump's idiolect, register, memes, and Sapir-Whorf simplified.

> an administration that privileges the volume of the song more than its melody. Like the word itself, the 45th president is an indiscriminate megaphone, adding fire- and horsepower to whosoever holds his attention
linguistics  register  memes 
january 2017 by mcmorgan

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