Everyone’s a sociolinguist

[Cross posted from Drinking Chiya]

People in general, but especially in Nepal love talking about language. Even when I haven’t asked anything or expressed interest in language, things will come up about it all the time.… Read More Everyone’s a sociolinguist

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Research Idea: French colonies & Parisian accents

A friend sent me this nugget of information about the present-day French colony Saint Pierre et Miquelon (From a fascinating article about French départements d’outremer): Saint Pierre et Miquelon, which is entirely filled with French descendants, holds on to an awful lot of French things. It’s a tiny little rock in the North Atlantic, just south of… Read More Research Idea: French colonies & Parisian accents