Okay, I promised a post a day and failed miserably. But it does say in my profile that I’m inconsistent. So it’s probably best to not believe everything I write, even if there is one valuable lesson in my broken promises: avoid targets. Anyway, I just thought I’d do a quick post on some articles that have caught my attention over the past few days:
- Pop over to read the hairy nipple of the angry walrus — quite possibly the only other blog written by a “humanistic evolutionary linguist from Wales”. In fact, the blogger in question is a PhD student in my former department at Edinburgh. In keeping with this Welsh theme, you should check out his post concerning common misconceptions about the Welsh language: http://garics.blogspot.com/2009/10/silly-things-people-say-about-welsh-ii.html
- Next on the agenda is a massive deviation from my comfort zone of cognition, evolution and linguistics into the entangled world of quantum physics, and how through “linking the electrical currents of two superconductors large enough to be seen with the naked eye, researchers have extended the domain of observable quantum effects.“
- Babel’s Dawn discusses Prof. Jim Hurford‘s (my former lecturer) presentation at the Torun Proto-language conference about the word-sentence continuum.
- And lastly, thanks to her mentioning my article on Broca’s area, I’ve discovered a new cognitive science blog: Nou Stuff. A wealth of information on this website; plus, she’s got some really cool links, one of which I’m about to start watching — Life Without Memory: The Case of Clive Wearing.