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Offline Torsten

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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2015, 01:19:20 PM »
Hello,
I'm not a professional linguist, but I have pottered at a causal theory of developmental stuttering for some years, and in this context, I'm interested in models of speech production. That means, I'm preferentially interested in psycho- / neurolinguistics, and it would be nice to meet some people with similar interests here. More about me on my website: stuttering-theory.eu.

And please, excuse me, if my English is far from being perfect - I know, this is a linguist forum  :)
Greetings from Germany

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« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2015, 03:06:30 PM »
Wilkommen in Linguist Forum, Torsten!

(Don't worry, our German is far from perfect too ;) )
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« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2016, 02:44:22 PM »
My name's Julie. I'm nearing graduation at the University of Colorado (BA in linguistics). I'm planning on moving to Miami at the end of May, but I'm having trouble finding ling-related jobs down there. If anyone knows the area/has connections or tips, please help me out!

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« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2016, 09:58:38 AM »
Hi, there! My name is Michelli, I am from Brazil, São Paulo. I am taking my Master's at São Paulo State University. And my field is in Applied Linguistics, teaching and learning a foreign Language. I have a research concerning Digital Information and Communication Technologies related to learner's autonomy.
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Offline IcyJK913

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« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2016, 02:35:33 PM »
Oh look, I exist!

These forums seem rather empty, so hopefully I'm not just shouting this message to an empty void...

I have somewhat little experience in linguistics. However, it is a topic that has fascinated me for as long as I can remember, and I thought that maybe I could pop in on these forums and at least try to be active if I enjoy it enough. Hopefully, by at least posting on here a little bit, I can learn a few things about linguistics and broaden my horizons. Unfortunately, I'm still rather young, and rather naive, but I love learning new things.

My areas of expertise lie in Mathematics and Music, with Linguistics being a tertiary interest. My mind tends to resonate with things that are heavy in abstract theory, like Mathematics and Music, however, this isn't necessarily the case with language. What I love about language is its poetic nature, if that makes any sense.

One of my life goals is to create my own complete artificial language. For years I have played around with linguistics and have tried numerous times to create a language. Most of these attempts have failed, understandable, but as I played around with language more and more, I've managed to create a very abstract base for my artificial language.

So... :)

Offline Dominicanese

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« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2016, 04:29:25 PM »
hows everyone doing?

Im originally from the Dominican Republic as my username suggest i am pure Dominican, but have been living in the states for about to be 9 years now, i have always been interested in linguistics and or history. But more than that i have been specifically more interested in the sounds, pronunciations, and rythym of dialects and how they came about to be as they are today. It all started when i was little growing up in the Dominican Rep, where i wondered why people coming from Spain or other Latin American countries talk Spanish differently than we. Same for American English, and why there's regional differences in dialects of the same language.

I have been able to put pieces together by using videos online to create/explain how dialects would come about by specifically explaning which ones spoke like this at a given time and or when they came to shape the dialect and it works and have been able to turn a lot of heads this way.

Offline Thomas the Ring-Bearer

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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2017, 11:24:08 AM »
Hello. My name is Thomas Faulhaber. I am a 7th grader from California and I am currently attempting to learn Italian. I am also working on an international auxiliary language. The languages that I have always been interested in are Hebrew, Korean, Russian, Italian, German, French, Norwegian, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2017, 01:58:11 PM »
Hi! You can call me Bug; I'm a high-schooler who loves the overall idea of language(but when it comes down to learning, I'm a couch potato)
I was actually looking online for a forum to help me develop a language for a world I'm building, considering my experience in language and linguistic rules is limited to Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 class levels... This place looks pretty promising, though!  :D

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« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2017, 08:46:11 PM »
Howdy y'all. My name is Bruce Banner, really. Proof upon request. This is a really cool name to have, until you try to communicate seriously to people and they think you're using a particularly aggressive and arrogant pseudonym lawlz. I'm currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, enjoying austerity to its fullest.

My degree is in math from UT Austin, with a concentration in physics and a smattering of electrical engineering and pre-med. I'm one of "those" individuals who works on their own theories, but I try to be cool about it. I'll introduce my ideas in due time if at all. I'm a certified teacher in hs math and science (all of them) but I'm not teaching, for a whole variety of reasons, but largely because I'm cooperative but not obedient.

My linguistic interest is the minimalist programme, which I consider a beautiful piece of intellectual work. I've been reading in this subject for about 10-15 years now, or whenever Chomsky published his book by the same name. I've read "Approaching UG from Below", am still making my way through "Phases", and just started reading "The Faculty of Language: What Is It, Who Has It, and How Did It Evolve". I've been exploring this subject by myself since I started reading Chomsky about 30 years ago. UT was not hospitable territory to discuss GG, UG, FL, or MP, so I'm delighted to have finally had the wits to seek out a linguistics forum online. If anyone is willing to discuss and share, I'd be elated and grateful. Anyhoo, that's about it. I hope to hear from someone someday. I'll be around.

Offline Daniel

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« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2017, 01:00:48 AM »
Welcome to the forum, Bruce!

Those topics are all relevant to the forum so feel free to ask questions and share ideas. I work in syntax, interacting with (and questioning) many of the ideas in the Minimalist Program too, so the topic interests me personally as well.
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Offline Poemworld

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« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2017, 05:29:01 AM »
Thanks Daniel, appreciated. I look forward to picking your brain about MP. First, I'd like your recommendations for what I should really be reading to get up to any kind of decent speed on the subject. I've mentioned what I've looked at, which is merely what I've stumbled on reading through Chomsky's oeuvre. Also too, what are the latest developments in MP? Phases is all I know right now. Happy Friday dude!

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« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2017, 07:38:23 AM »
Would you mind starting a new discussion in the Morphosyntax forum? Better place than the welcome thread if we're going to discuss it in any detail. The papers you mentioned are a good starting place, though.
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« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2017, 09:01:38 PM »
Hi, I'm Greg!
I'm a (casual) student of Classical Latin, a native speaker of (American) English, and I've always had a curiosity/fascination with linguistics and other languages. Even have a small conlang of my own. XD

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« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2017, 12:26:41 AM »
Hello! First I want to say that I am really glad to be here, there is a lot of great people in this forum. I hope to make friends and learn a lot from you.
My name is Ricardo, I have a B.A in Hispanic Language and Literature, and actually I work as an English Teacher. I'm from Mexico and I found this forum because I was looking for a linguistics forum. My primary interest in linguistics is grammar (syntax and morphology), also I'm interested in second language acquisition, teaching languages and foreign languages. Feel free to message me. I would appreciate if you share bibliography and authors. :)

 

Offline Lexipaichnidi

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« Reply #44 on: August 24, 2017, 12:24:35 PM »
Hello! I don't know how active this place is, but I want to get to know as many people with the same linguistic interest as possible. I have a B.A in journalism and just started a B.A in linguistics. Currently doing three classes this semester, learning Arabic, Japanese and Latin. I am a big fan of psycholinguistics.