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: doi.org/10.3390/educsci1111074

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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: riset.unisma.ac.id/index.php/j :OpenAccess:

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

@mplouffe I shall. But highlights:

No videos, just clear explanations.
Gives clear application for descriptive stats like mean, SD.
Looks at plots and lines and gives examples showing things like rule violations.

Only really for parametric stats, and focuses on linear (mixed) models but that's what I need, more or less.

No Bayesian stuff though.

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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Before you put a dozen emojies between words, imagine how hearing the below text could become tiring, even exhausting, and a cognitive drain on screen reader users.

You Clapping hands are Clapping hands causing Clapping hands me Clapping hands to Clapping hands become Clapping hands tired.

@rusty cheers Rusty! I hope that my students are largely vaxxed when I go back to f2f classes. Fingers crossed!

@frustratedantiquarian "Are you familiar with git?"
"Sadly yes, and also cad, creep, buffoon and I am quite knowledgeable about bounder."

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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!

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