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Nerding out on a syllabus design unit for and my (virtual) job at Cooperativa Serveis Linguistics de Barcelona. Rereading Long & Crookes (1991),

adding stuff, adding tangents, thinking about how the field has and hasn't moved on in 27 years.

@paeneultima Welcome back to fedi. Hope all is good. I shall be making use of your bandcamp links!

music, off topic 

FYI, the Forza Horizon 5 Soundtrack is brilliant.

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Haha no

Common misconception

Mariah Carey only wants female ovines for Christmas

Hisashiburi scholars. I'm just here for a brag. I got cited by some researchers in Vietnam.
Lam, H. T. L., Nguyen, S. V. & Nguyen, H. A. T. (2021) University Lecturers’ Task-Based Language Teaching Beliefs and Practices. Education Sciences 11(11).

:OpenAccess: :doi:

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The source is in Japanese, and fuck me do I wish I had stuck to learning Japanese now.

But the basic idea is, dialectal features from the periphery of Tokyo metropolitan area are travelling along the railways, advancing from community to community, covering roughly 1km in a given year.

Then when these features hit mainstream TV, they spread to the whole of Japan.

Which is like, Real Good Sociolinguistics.

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"Vocabulary spreads at a speed of roughly 1km per year" was a sentence I read today, and god is that a *finding*.

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it's coming out day 

coming out (in the sense of coming out to the people already around you) can be wonderful, and I am glad for anyone who chooses (cause it is 100% not a necessary part of queerness) but making a day out of what amounts to being safe enough to be open about your queer identity to those around you centers the most privileged of us.

I read a different take on coming out a while back, which reframed it as self acceptance and joining the queer community. I like that a lot better

Got cited by not myself! Interesting data on student opinions about teaching English online: :OpenAccess:

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Art people of Mastodon: any recommendations for books or other resources on learning color theory? Boosts extremely welcome

Learning about linear models in :rstats: thru Winter, B. (2020) Statistics for linguists: An introduction using R. Routledge.

Painless so far (up to ch. 4).

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Dreaming of rogue syndicates of academics mimeographing zines in a forest as a fuck you to established academic journals.

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In case anyone is local to the South of England, and feels like an interesting outing... I'm playing my cello at a poet's book launch at the end of September. It would be a lovely surprise to meet some of the people I talk to here IRL ! :)

#livemusic #poetry #performance #cello #music

Onto my third hour today, day after vax and I am no good to anyone!

Oh my god, Business Japanese lectures are a mixed bag. 90 minutes is a bit long for a Zoom lecture.

Conference abstract submitted! Faculty development pre-reading done! Doing things that need to be done today! And exclamation marks!

climate action, positive 

I just had my first meeting with the folx at 350Eigo, and it was really good and I have some solid actions that I can get on with.

Climate pol, volunteering, personal 

I have a meeting tomorrow to discuss volunteering for 350org . Am tired of fretting and feeling out of control. Hopefully doing something will lead to others doing something will lead to... and if it doesn't, well, I can hope that there's some impact on the mess that's been made of the planet.
My 10 year old wants to volunteer, too!

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