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Fully Sic

Allie Severin Editor of Fully (sic)

Fully Sic is Crikey’s language blog for discerning word nerds, where Australian linguists celebrate the wonder of language and challenge popular perception of language issues.

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Budget reply: keywords are on the money

May 26, 2010 1 Comment

Annabelle Lukin writes:... While I have never met Claire Bowern, the deprecating tone of her post on my small study of budget speeches is familiar. It’s what all to often happens when linguists with different ideas about what language is, and how and why it should be studied, rub up against each other. Linguistics, for some reason, is a ‘take-no-prisoners’ kind of discipline.

Competition winners

May 3, 2010 1 Comment

The announcement of our Ruddbot translation competition winners was never likely to contain anything in terms of detailed programmatic specificity. Let me just say that we narrowed the field down to 11, then to four, formed a committee, initiated a review, assigned a taskforce, consulted the entrails and decided to crown Michael Nolan for ‘It’s […]