Month: September 2015

First Ling Space Anniversary


It’s been one year since we really started our project! Last year, on September 3rd, we posted our first video on the channel, about why the ability to use language is innate. Since then, we’ve done:

– 45 main topic videos, on topics from all over linguistics, from phonetics and phonology to semantics and pragmatics, as well as acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and more

– a few extras: an outtake video, a VidCon report, a Project for Awesome video

– hundreds of Tumblr posts, on a wide variety of topics! Like the linguistics of Pingu, how much early language sticks around for heritage speakers, the euphemism treadmill, and many, many more

We figured this was a good time to look back at what we’ve done, and so below, you’ll find the video that each member of the Ling Space team chose as their favourite of our first year, along with a little explanation as to why. It’s a pretty diverse bunch! And I also want to thank the team for everything they’ve done so far.

But before we get into our picks, really, I just want to say thanks to all of you who’ve joined us over our first year. We’re really happy to be part of the community, and we hope people are enjoying, learning, and getting excited about language from the videos. We’ve got lots more topics in mind for upcoming videos, and we’re looking forward to year 2!

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One year! I am so grateful and excited to be part of this wonderful team and of the online linguistics community as a whole. See all of you in Year 2!