August 03, 2004

Referrer log flotsam

The blogger at but she's a girl... likes Brummie or Black Country accents.

Greg Kochanski at the Oxford University Phonetics lab posted a critique of the Fitch and Houser paper from Science on "Computational Constraints on Syntactic Processing in a Nonhuman Primate", and cited my post on the same subject, and this morning someone clicked on the link.

An unfortunate internet pilgrim somewhere on the east coast of the U.S.asked Google {how to get a boyfriend}, and was sent to Geoff Pullum's post about speech perception errors, sexism and dead sea lions. This happens several times a day, actually. I draw two conclusions: (1) there's still some headroom for research on improving precision in information retrieval; and (2) we should enrich that post with some useful advice, or at least a few words of comfort, as we did with the wedding vowels business.

Someone was reading an old post by Marc Moffett at Close Range on anti-individualism and the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.

And hits on the Groseclose and Milyo discussion came from readers of pieces by Paul Goyette at locussolus and mallarme at the Greater Nomadic Council.

Posted by Mark Liberman at August 3, 2004 07:05 AM