Do animals have lexical or expressive structures?

Researchers from MIT are studying whether animals have lexical or expressive structures in their communication. What can that tell us about the evolution of language in humans?Tweet, Screech, Hey: Animal Sounds Hint at Evolution of Language | Wired Sci…

Researchers from MIT are studying whether animals have lexical or expressive structures in their communication. What can that tell us about the evolution of language in humans?


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A new paper suggests that researchers look to bird songs and monkey calls to understand how human language might have evolved from simpler, preexisting abilities.

Teaching Tuesday: ‘Is It OK if I found this funny?’

Teaching Tuesday: Adam Smith of the University of Sheffield writes about teaching humor in historical literature.


FAQ on the Eighteenth-Century Novel: ‘Is it OK if I found this funny?’
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Before recently teaching The Country Wife as an example of Restoration Comedy I cheerfully reread the play and was pleased to be reminded of quite how funny it actually is…

Teaching Tuesday: Adam Smith of the University of Sheffield writes about teaching humor in historical literature.


FAQ on the Eighteenth-Century Novel: ‘Is it OK if I found this funny?’
soeblog.group.shef.ac.uk
Before recently teaching The Country Wife as an example of Restoration Comedy I cheerfully reread the play and was pleased to be reminded of quite how funny it actually is…

Website of the Week (WoW) #91: The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe

Website of the Week (WoW) #91: Interactivity is a hallmark of this site that maps the trade of the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel (STN), a celebrated Swiss publishing house, as a representative source for studying the history of the book trade and dissemination of ideas in the late Enlightenment.


The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe
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The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe project uses database technology to map the trade of the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel (STN), a celebrated Swiss publishing house that operated between 1769 and 1794.

Website of the Week (WoW) #91: Interactivity is a hallmark of this site that maps the trade of the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel (STN), a celebrated Swiss publishing house, as a representative source for studying the history of the book trade and dissemination of ideas in the late Enlightenment.


The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe
chop.leeds.ac.uk
The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe project uses database technology to map the trade of the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel (STN), a celebrated Swiss publishing house that operated between 1769 and 1794.

Discovered at Syracuse University’s library

Discovered at Syracuse University’s library, an unpublished essay by Robert Louis Stevenson finally sees print. In it Stevenson discusses the art of capturing reality on paper.


Long-Lost Essay By Classic Author Published
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NEW YORK — Robert Louis Stevenson is the author of “Treasure Island” and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” some of the most thrilling stories in literary history. But in a newly discovered essay, he says he was often bored by the fiction of his day.

Discovered at Syracuse University’s library, an unpublished essay by Robert Louis Stevenson finally sees print. In it Stevenson discusses the art of capturing reality on paper.


Long-Lost Essay By Classic Author Published
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NEW YORK — Robert Louis Stevenson is the author of “Treasure Island” and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” some of the most thrilling stories in literary history. But in a newly discovered essay, he says he was often bored by the fiction of his day.

Teaching Tuesday: Gamify FYC

Teaching Tuesday: Tanya Sasser blogs on using interactive fiction to gamify teaching first-year composition.


I Give Up! I’m Finally Going to Gamify My FYC Class
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And I’m kind of excited about it. Okay. I’m ecstatic.

Teaching Tuesday: Tanya Sasser blogs on using interactive fiction to gamify teaching first-year composition.


I Give Up! I’m Finally Going to Gamify My FYC Class
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And I’m kind of excited about it. Okay. I’m ecstatic.

Website of the Week (WoW) #90: Metaphor in Creative Sign Language Project

Website of the Week (WoW) #90: No need for headphones or speakers–included on this site are performed poems you watch rather than listen to done in British Sign Language. For a poem with an academic slant, check out Donna Williams’s “Duck and Dissertation.”

Metaphor in Creative Sign Language Project
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Website of the Week (WoW) #90: No need for headphones or speakers–included on this site are performed poems you watch rather than listen to done in British Sign Language. For a poem with an academic slant, check out Donna Williams’s “Duck and Dissertation.”

Metaphor in Creative Sign Language Project
www.bristol.ac.uk

NOW BEING INDEXED: MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities

NOW BEING INDEXED: The online series MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities, published by the Modern Humanities Research Association.MHRA Working Papers in the Humanitieswww.mhra.org.uk

NOW BEING INDEXED: The online series MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities, published by the Modern Humanities Research Association.


MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
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