I Survived Linguistics Shirts


Fill your festive season with linguistics goodies!

in time for the gift giving season, we here at the Ling Space are happy
to announce that our store has a bunch of new stuff, like a storefront
overhaul and new items for sale! We’ve very excited to be able to share
with you three new T-shirt designs by our rad graphics team, atelierMUSE.

all know it, linguistics classes aren’t always a piece of cake. So
celebrate your academic victory (or at least your survival) in Syntax,
Phonetics, or Semantics class with one of these snazzy tees, or buy one as a gift for the hard-working linguist in your life! Here’s the phonetics one:

Of course, we still have our official logo shirts, mugs, and the prettiest IPA poster ever. The holiday
shipping cut off for those of you in the US to get your order by December 25th is December
8, which is this Tuesday, so don’t delay!

And, last but definitely not
least, don’t forget that our 20%
off “Yay 5000 subscribers” sale is in effect until the 8th too, with
promo code 5000SUBS. So there’s no better time to stock up on cool
Ling stuff!

New items in the store, just in time for holiday shopping! And with a sale, to boot!

Go check it outttt



“Duels are to the death only when one of two things is at stake: power or money.”
“What about honor?”
“What do you think honor buys?”
                           ~Ellen Kushner, Swordspoint


Mmmm yep this is probably my favourite Swordspoint fanart of all time


How much do languages have in common underneath? Are there some rules all languages follow? In this episode, we talk about the Principles and Parameters approach to Universal Grammar, and look at some principles that all languages obey, as well as some parameters that offer a choice between two options for your language.

This is also our 6 month video! Thanks for all your support so far. We’re looking forward to hearing what you have to say! ^_^

New ep revisits the how and why of Universal Grammar! And it’s our 6 month mark today, too. Thank you to everyone who’s been involved and invested in the project so far! We have a lot of exciting things in store, so stay tuned! 😀


Where did English come from? How has it changed and evolved over time to become the powerhouse language it is today? This week, we talk about the history of English: what it looked like when it was more Germanic, how it became more French in Middle English, and the changes that happened to make it the Modern English we speak today.

This is our first historical linguistics video, so we’re excited to hear what you have to say! ^_^

History of English episode! I took an Old English class at university, and it is literally the best class I’ve ever taken. I’m a big historical linguistics fan, so I’m pumped about this one! English has such a wild history.