I’m a food person. I always have been. When I was little, I liked to mix together all the condiments in the fridge into one, big, disgusting “concoction” that I would beg my parents to try. As I got older, I started organizing mock cooking competitions with my friends. Bon Appetit remains my favorite Youtube…
Stanford researchers found that the greater the number of words that demonstrated respect for the customer or suggested authority, the greater the volume of product sales.
Each individual’s lingo is, in some ways, a unique representation of one’s interactions with the world around them.
Sherese King is a linguistics PhD candidate who did interesting research on perceptions of vernacular English.
So listen to people. The complexity of our language is one of the most unique things that we have as humans to interact with each other. I urge you to enjoy it.
Beverley McChesney, senior lecturer for linguistics and former Director of English for Foreign Students (EFS), died on Nov. 16, 2014. She was 70 years old.
“Sinful,” “voluptuous” and “sexy” are all words used to describe the food at expensive restaurants while “addicting,” “crack” and “drug” are used to describe the food at cheaper restaurants, according to a paper published by Professor of Linguistics Dan Jurafsky and several other professors from Carnegie Mellon University.
Last year, in an effort to fund as many student researchers as possible, the University cut social events associated with the Summer Research College (SRC). These events won’t be returning this year and undergraduate research funds have been cut by 18 percent, according to Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) John Bravman ’79 M.S. ’81 Ph.D. ‘85.