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I'm the software guy for the New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour at the University of Canterbury.

My thing is reducing drudgery for linguistics researchers, by combining and developing open source software.

Among programmers I'm a linguist. Among linguists I'm a programmer.

Sociolinguistics: @TheCrashCourse Linguistics #7

Language is an important part of our identities, and the ways we feel about how others use language is influenced by society. t.co/vMoT7ArfbK #linguistics

📹 It’s pronounced GIF It’s a new video from the ongoing collaboration with me, Tom Scott, and Molly Ruhl, featuring corpus research of Michael Dow on why people find it so hard to agree on how to pronounce “gif”.  t.co/MFhVEBr9Pz #linguistics

Seeing as it's #InternationalPronounsDay, I'd like to remind you that singular they/them are genderless pronouns by definition. These do not refer exclusively to any nonbinary gender identities, and do not belong to nonbinary people.

They/them can be used for anyone and everyone.

If you don't know what someone's preferred pronouns are, using they/them is always a gramatically correct choice, because these words refer simply to "this one person"

#RStudio 1.4 will have quite a few interesting features, but the most exciting is probably the huge visual #markdown editor:

blog.rstudio.com/2020/09/30/rs

#Zotero integration, tables, cross-references, #LaTeX... and still allowing you to switch between visual and source. 🤤

#RStats @rstats

Pragmatics: Crash Course Linguistics #6 We don’t always say exactly what we mean, and yet we’re still pretty good at understanding each other. That’s because we don’t just use meaning to figure out what’s going on, we also use context. t.co/gHmtmmCDPq #linguistics

The latest episode of @lingthusiasm is about translation, including Beowulf, Tale of Genji, conlangs, and Wikipedia! t.co/yHs9SW8aBu #linguistics

Breaking / news: Praat, long-standing workhorse of speech analysis and manipulation, has changed its icon!

Retweet, PostDoc op in New Zealand 

Postdoc positions now officially open! Candidates can formally apply here. jobs.canterbury.ac.nz/jobdetai
Note short deadline. Do get in touch if you have pātai. @PunahaMatatini@twitter.com @NgaPaeotM@twitter.com
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twitter.com/jbhay/status/13155

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Retweet, PostDoc op in New Zealand 

Depending on the grant, collaborators are me, @jeanetteking@twitter.com, @kev_watson@twitter.com, @peterjkeegan@twitter.com, lynn clark and others. Bonus if you speak te reo! Are there such people out there? Pls get in touch if this might be you. (3/4)

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Retweet, PostDoc op in New Zealand 

..with strong skills in statistical modelling (R, RMarkdown, bonus for Shiny!) and/or experimental design. Topics: how pronunciation of sounds covary over time, what non-Māori speakers in NZ implicitly know about te reo Māori, & how this might help language learners.. (2/4)

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Retweet, PostDoc op in New Zealand 

RT @jbhay@twitter.com

E hoa mā - NZ Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour has 3 grants needing postdocs now or soon, and we can't bring in people from overseas. We are considering broadening our search to NZ candidates from other fields who haven't necessarily worked on language before... (1/4)

This is very auspicious! Let's hope this is the start of a movement in education! rit.edu/news/rit-creates-openr (thanks for pointing this out @mackiwg ! )

Semantics: Crash Course Linguistics #5

If you want to know what a word means, all you have to do is look it up in the dictionary, right? Actually, it’s a little more complicated than that. t.co/8joFSOsJvt #linguistics

Virtual pretend linguistics conference (+ pub night) - I’m doing another experiment with online community building this weekend! Sign up here! t.co/qwlwjaSXQZ #linguistics

Links to Twitter/GitHub 

twitter.com/tmalsburg/status/1

@tmalsburg@twitter.com asks:

"What's the best intro to git for academics who'd are going to use it for collaboratively writing manuscripts, stimuli, experiment scripts, etc. I need something that helps new collaborators get started."

Some cool replies, including:
- rogerdudler.github.io/git-guid
- mozillascience.github.io/WOW-B
- happygitwithr.com/
- abookapart.com/products/git-fo

Any more?


I'm the software guy for the New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour at the University of Canterbury.

My thing is reducing drudgery for linguistics researchers, by combining and developing open source software.

Among programmers I'm a linguist. Among linguists I'm a programmer.

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