Luwian Hieroglyphs: An Indigenous Anatolian Syllabic…

Luwian Hieroglyphs: An Indigenous Anatolian Syllabic Script

Cuneiform writing on clay became wildly popular among the governing elites of the Ancient Near East. Although some societies, such as Egypt, only used cuneiform for their international correspondence, the Anatolians additionally adopted cuneiform for domestic use to write Hittite, Luwian, Hattic, and several other languages. But they also developed their own hieroglyphic script for inscriptions in Luwian only. Among other topics, this lecture explores where it came from, how widely it was used, and who could read it. Presented by Petra Goedegebuure, Associate Professor of Hittitology, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.

The Oriental Institute Lecture Series, organized by the University of Chicago, brings notable scholars from around the country and abroad to present on new breakthroughs, unique perspectives, and innovative research applications related to the Ancient Middle East.

By: The Oriental Institute.

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Luwian Hieroglyphs: An Indigenous Anatolian Syllabic…

How Do We Stress Our Words? Foot Structure How do different…

How Do We Stress Our Words? Foot Structure

How do different languages play with pitch to create differences in meaning? How do we tell where stress falls? In this week’s episode, we look at stress and foot structure: how languages use tone, pitch, and stress; how we can build different kinds of feet; and how where we place our stress can change the way we emphasize our sounds.

This is our first look in at stress and feet and tone and such, but it won’t be our last! Looking forward to hearing what people have to say.

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How Do We Stress Our Words? Foot Structure How do different…

Interview with Steven Pinker We’re really excited to have…

Interview with Steven Pinker

We’re really excited to have gotten to interview Steven Pinker recently! Dr. Pinker is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard, and a best-selling author whose books, including The Language Instinct, the Stuff of Thought, and the Sense of Style, help to broaden knowledge about linguistics, language, and cognitive psychology.

We got to ask him about a lot of great topics, including:
– the role of social media in promoting science
– the unifying themes under all of his work
– the ongoing resistance to the idea that language is innate
– the role of emoticons and emoji in discourse
– the videos he watches on YouTube
– three questions from our followers on machine learning, advice for starting out in research, and social media’s influence on language

And much more! We even have an extra video this week, posted Thursday, that has a book recommendation and news about Dr. Pinker’s next book.

Hope you all enjoy it!

Interview with Steven Pinker – Extras

We had some extra discussion with Steven Pinker about his upcoming books, and about a book recommendation for our followers. So we thought we’d share that with you all, too! Hope you enjoy it.

By: The Ling Space.

Interview with Steven Pinker We’re really excited to have…

Slang And Where Languages Come From Unfortunately the first…

Slang And Where Languages Come From

Unfortunately the first spoken languages are impossible to identify but the first written language is a whole different ball game. Do you know what the first written language is?

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Slang And Where Languages Come From Unfortunately the first…

How Does Language Change Your Brain? Many studies have been…

How Does Language Change Your Brain?

Many studies have been conducted and have shown that learning more than one language is beneficial to so many aspects of your life but especially your brain! It can actually grow in size!

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How Does Language Change Your Brain? Many studies have been…

Why Are Some Languages Killed Off? Many linguists believe that…

Why Are Some Languages Killed Off?

Many linguists believe that in 8,000 BC there were more than 20,000 languages in existence throughout the world. But where have all of those languages gone? Are they lost forever?

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Why Are Some Languages Killed Off? Many linguists believe that…