mailing lists
  • LinguistList: all things linguistics
  • Liverpool Philosophy: all things philosophy
  • Semantik: all things semantics
  • FoLLI: the Association for Language, Logic and Information

  • general resources
  • Is this a good time for formal semantics? (Barbara Partee)
  • 40 classic papers in formal semantics and pragmatics
  • Lambda calculator
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

  • online repositories
  • LingBuzz: linguistics
  • Semantics Archive: semantics
  • PhilPapers: philosophy

  • cross-linguistic resources and tools
  • Ethnologue: comprehensive information about each language and language family
  • EWAVE: the Electronic World Atlas of the Varieties of English
  • SSWL: Syntactic Structures of the World's languages database, gathered from work with native speakers
  • WALS: the World Atlas of Language Structures, gathered from descriptive materials
  • maps
  • Leipzig glossing rules: gold standard for interlinear notation of examples in other languages
  • other typological databases and resources, including freely available grammars
  • Totem Field Storyboards: storyboards for gathering linguistic data in a natural way
  • The Scope Fieldwork project: materials for eliciting data on scope and quantifiers

  • summer schools
  • ESSLLI: European Summer School in Language, Logic and Information, courses on the interface between linguistics, logic and computation (annual, two weeks)
  • NASSLLI: North American Summer School on Logic, Language and Information, courses in logic, linguistics, computer science, cognitive science, and philosophy (biannual, one week)
  • LSA's summer institute: all core areas of linguistics, ranging from introductory to advanced (biannual, one month)
  • The Norwegian Summer Institite on Language and Mind (annual)
  • NYI: The NY--St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (annual)
  • EGG: the Eastern Generative Grammar summer school (annual, two weeks)
  • Central European University's Summer University: a series of intensive classes in social sciences and humanities, including philosophy (annual)
  • Hamburg Summer School in Philosophy (annual, one week)
  • Cologne Summer School in Philosophy (annual, one week)

  • for non-specialists

    Linguistics:

  • What is linguistics: from the Linguistic Society of America
  • Miracles of Human Language: a free online introduction to linguistics (Coursera also offers an optional certificate for a fee, but the class is free otherwise)
  • Lingthusiasm: podcast on lingustics for everyone
  • Couple popular articles:

  • What Trump's speech may reveal about his democratic committments (Washington Post)
  • 7 things you should know about sign language (Mental Floss)
  • Why do cartoon villains speak in foreign accents? (The Atlantic)
  • Do you speak American?: Public Broadcasting Service on various linguistic issues, such as stereotypes associated with language in their prestige & predjudice articles, where they debunk myths about women's speech or bad language
  • Philosophy:

  • Philosophy Bites: podcast on philosophy, mostly for an academic listener
  • a collection of essays on the value of philosophy
  • Philosophy's public relations moment: links and discussion
  • Philosophy's true home (The New York Times)
  • Welders vs. philosophers: we need them both but philosophers take more grief (Pittsburgh Post-Gezette)
  • Philosophy Matters: popular introduction, book-long

  • bias (gender and otherwise)
  • an annotated bibliography on gender bias in academia
  • LSA's committee on the status of women in linguistics
  • gender distribution in linguistic subfields, journals, job searches (maintained by Ora Matushansky)
  • bias in linguistics
  • resources on and for women in philosophy (why so few, for example)

  • lightweight backpacking

    Gear lists, recommendations, how-to's, trip reports and general philosophy of being safe in the outdoors with less:

  • BackpackingLight
  • Alan Dixon
  • Erin "Wired" Saver: long-distance hikes across the US and the globe
  • Andrew Skurka
  • Philip Werner

  • personal

    Besides linguistics I do (long-distance) hiking and photography. When not in my office, I'd rather be in the Alps or out west.

  • the Alps
  • Central and North Cascades
  • Colorado Rockies
  • the High Sierra
  • non-mountains
  • photo-tribute to UCLA, my grad school alma mater
  • portraits
  • self-portraits