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The Ideophone

Sounding out ideas on language, vivid sensory words, and iconicity.

  • By Mark Dingemanse
  • Based in Netherlands
  • Roughly one post per month
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Dec 2022 2
Jan 2023 3
Feb 2023 1
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Apr 2023 3
May 2023 0
Jun 2023 0
Jul 2023 3
Aug 2023 2
Sep 2023 0
Oct 2023 0
Nov 2023 3
Dec 2023 1

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Most recent posts

Interactive repair and the foundations of language
We have a new paper out in which we argue that the robustness and flexibility of human language is underpinned by a machinery of interactive repair. Repair is normally thought of as a kind of …
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How should descriptive grammars cover interjections?
Interjections are, in Felix Ameka’s memorable formulation, “the universal yet neglected part of speech” (1992). They are rarely the subject of historical, typological or comparative research in linguistics, and as Aimée Lahaussois has shown (2016), …
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Sawing off the branch you’re sitting on
There is a minor industry in speech science and NLP devoted to detecting and removing disfluencies. In some of our recent work we’re showing that treating talk as sanitised text can adversely impact voice user …
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