The sisterhood of I and VP

December 16, 2006

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For other than talking

December 8, 2006

There was a lot going on this day. Clockwise from top left: common note to self; design for dimensions, top surface, and innards of a tap dance floor; marked out stupid puns involving “tap;” phonetic transcription; notes on binding theory.
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The thetas don’t lie

December 6, 2006

Shakira happened to be the subject of most of our examples when discussing A-movement.
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…”a position that is not a thematically marked position”…I’m *really* understanding this stuff…
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That seems more like it.
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Poor Shakira!!
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She IS??? I thought we’d only have to listen to her for like the next 3 years, maybe 4 and maybe again in 2017 for the inevitable Comeback Attempt, or something.
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Oh, and I thought it was just because she felt the beat rumbling through her bones.
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Yyyyeah, we got that already.
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Clarity!
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I don’t want to know what else goes on up there.
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…four days later…
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Annnd she’s finally got her theta-role assignment and her Case. Relief at last.

Look carefully, this one’s askew.
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I am not sure if it has to do with gestures or not when quails “do it,” but I know that gestures are at least involved when humans do it. And I should hope it’s not qualitatively the “same thing” but rather a “diff thing.”

Now selling on Busted Tees…

November 29, 2006

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My hardest sound

November 13, 2006

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This refers to the actual difficulty of my articulating the sound (I think I meant either palatal plosives or any implosive), not some weird sound symbolism thing. And those are F1/F2 arrows, PS.

Three pumpkin donuts

November 9, 2006

I felt guilty and needed validation; having to produce uvular articulations makes me very self-conscious.
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