dftba starkids

joannamarianna  asked:

Hi there! I've found your blog by coincidence and I'm totally in love with it. I study applied linguistic myself. Everytime I see a new post, it reminds me of a lecture of mine, which was one of the best I've ever had. All of your posts are just soo accurate. They always make my day. :) Btw, how many languages do you speak?

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It’s time for the results of our contest!  Woooo!!

3rd place: “Introducing Xtreme Phonetics!  It’s like phonetics, but with Chomsky’s political opinions!” by wuqs

2nd place: “It’s easy to learn a new language!  All you need is Google Translate” by april-comeshewill

…and…drumroll please…

1st place: “Some say linguistics is a humanity.  Others say it’s a science.  But I say it really has more to do with destroying prescriptivism” by dftba-starkids

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!  Hope you had fun :)  As a prize for everyone, we’ve posted all our current cards as PDF files here - we’ll update every couple of weeks.  (The PDFs are hosted by Google Drive - let us know if you have any issues downloading so we can fix it!)

We’ll be back to regular posting tomorrow - remember, you can still submit card ideas :)

Rock on,

The LAH Team