Friday, October 27, 2006

October rain on the ginkgo leaves

I've been working hard on this, organizing notes, etc. Trying to integrate blog notes (below) into a manuscript (here):

Leverett, T. (unfinished). Language as a self-orgainizing system.

language models/language philosophy
models for language change, (3-06), best overview so far
principle wanted- 10-06
language as a social contract
fear of behaviorism

metaphors & analogies- human behavior
traffic & foot traffic- 10-06
yellow lines & concrete pilings- restrictions etc.
metaphors for language - cutting across the lawn
language learning analogies & the secretary

language change
sound change (10-06)- northern cities vowel shift, hw/w, restrictions
irregular verbs- morphological change (10-06)
language change

perception & sociology
through the looking glass- 10-06
risk & perceived risk- 10-06

self-organization and the brain
"utilitarianism" explained

dialects & choice
bad grammar alley (10-06)- dialects, association, choice
apple's for sale (4-06)
student dialect
dialect variation part II
dialect variation and Missour-ah

sitting on the dock of the whorf - 10-06

related stuff
frost on the pumpkin

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