1. 22 hours ago  /  136,943 notes  /  Source: ondenaguer

  2. allthingslinguistic:

Centre embedding: New speech disorder linguists contracted discovered!
A most troubling article from SpecGram. To assist in understanding the nature of this problem, I have taken the liberty of drawing a simplfied syntax tree of one of the most perplexing sentences: “linguists linguists linguists sent examined are highly contagious”. The non-pathological version would read something like: Linguists sent (other) linguists to examine the infected linguists. Unfortunately, the examining linguists were themselves also highly contagious. 
Centre embedding is an odd phenomenon that is fine with just one level (“new speech disorder linguists contracted discovered”) but gets really hard to understand as soon as you do more of it. So it’s not actually ungrammatical, but it’s really hard to hold a sentence with two or more levels of centre embedding in your memory. On the other hand, we can easily do many many levels of non-central embedding (“I said that Jill heard that Mary saw that Alice went to the store”). 
I used the free basic syntax tree generator phpSyntaxTree to create the diagram, and the input code is as follows: [S  [NP linguists [S [NP linguists [S [NP linguists] [VP sent]]] [VP examined ]]] [VP are highly contagious ]]. If you want to play around with it, see if you can figure out how to add Ns and Vs to the tops of all the nouns and verbs in the tree above. 

    allthingslinguistic:

    Centre embedding: New speech disorder linguists contracted discovered!

    A most troubling article from SpecGram. To assist in understanding the nature of this problem, I have taken the liberty of drawing a simplfied syntax tree of one of the most perplexing sentences: “linguists linguists linguists sent examined are highly contagious”. The non-pathological version would read something like: Linguists sent (other) linguists to examine the infected linguists. Unfortunately, the examining linguists were themselves also highly contagious. 

    Centre embedding is an odd phenomenon that is fine with just one level (“new speech disorder linguists contracted discovered”) but gets really hard to understand as soon as you do more of it. So it’s not actually ungrammatical, but it’s really hard to hold a sentence with two or more levels of centre embedding in your memory. On the other hand, we can easily do many many levels of non-central embedding (“I said that Jill heard that Mary saw that Alice went to the store”). 

    I used the free basic syntax tree generator phpSyntaxTree to create the diagram, and the input code is as follows: [S  [NP linguists [S [NP linguists [S [NP linguists] [VP sent]]] [VP examined ]]] [VP are highly contagious ]]. If you want to play around with it, see if you can figure out how to add Ns and Vs to the tops of all the nouns and verbs in the tree above. 

    4 days ago  /  132 notes  /  Source: allthingslinguistic

  3. バスを待ちながら、ベンチに付いたレッテルが目を引きました。

    バスを待ちながら、ベンチに付いたレッテルが目を引きました。

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  4. 2 weeks ago  /  541,101 notes  /  Source: iraffiruse

  5. Took this photo at Lorde’s concert sunday in Broomfield, CO at the 1stbankcenter. Its framing seemed poster-esque, so I set some type on it for fun. Taken with my Fuji X100.

    Took this photo at Lorde’s concert sunday in Broomfield, CO at the 1stbankcenter. Its framing seemed poster-esque, so I set some type on it for fun. Taken with my Fuji X100.

    3 weeks ago  /  9 notes

  6. Lorde #lorde #lordemusic #lordedenver #fuji #x100  (at 1st Bank Center)

    Lorde #lorde #lordemusic #lordedenver #fuji #x100 (at 1st Bank Center)

    3 weeks ago  /  0 notes

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    Alyssa Monks' photo-realistic painting

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    Alyssa Monks' photo-realistic painting

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    Alyssa Monks' photo-realistic painting

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    Alyssa Monks' photo-realistic painting

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    Alyssa Monks in her studio

    3 weeks ago  /  74,541 notes  /  Source: artchipel

  8. tardis-scooter:

    sloth-grunge:

    becoming self aware of your breathing and blinking is the worst thing

    image

    3 weeks ago  /  457,516 notes  /  Source: sloth-grunge

  9. mashable:

la-lobalita:

al-grave:

The varying wavelengths of different colors

Adorable science is adorable. 

Love this!

    mashable:

    la-lobalita:

    al-grave:

    The varying wavelengths of different colors

    Adorable science is adorable. 

    Love this!

    (via no-hewasfrench)

    4 weeks ago  /  98,674 notes  /  Source: al-grave