• American Linguists Get the Last Word – of the Year

    Posted on January 11, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    The Linguistic Society of America held its annual conference in Washington DC this week. It was the site of votes on the names of the year and words of the year. Linguists looked at the names and words that were in the news and decided which ones will be used and remembered beyond 2015. Article […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #188

    Posted on January 4, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Uncategorized, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • Keep Your Language Skills Sharp in 2017

    Posted on January 3, 2016 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.
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  • Former Museum Trustee Receives LSA Award

    Posted on December 7, 2015 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    Author and linguist Michael Erard, a former National Museum of Language trusteem was honored by the Linguistic Society of America for his work. Dr. Erard received the 2016 “Linguistics, Language, and the Public” Award, joining the ranks of Steven Pinker, Deborah Tannen, Geoff Nunberg, and Language Log. Congratulations, Michael!  

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  • New Study Examines Digital Trends and the Modern Museum

    Posted on November 30, 2015 by Blog Admin in Blog.

      Earlier this month, a new study conducted by Axiell confirmed an idea that we at the National Museum of Language have been promoting for some time: a digital footprint is key for today’s museums. The survey, which the IT systems supplier conducted in cooperation with Museums and the Web, examines the digital strategies, approaches, and attitudes […]

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  • Fall/Winter Call for Submissions

    Posted on November 19, 2015 by Blog Admin in Blog.
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    The Philogelos: Joke #173

    Posted on November 12, 2015 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #160

    Posted on November 5, 2015 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • Announcing Next Speaker Series Event: The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters

    Posted on October 30, 2015 by Blog Admin in Blog, Events.

    Translating Historic Documents Originally Written in a Native American Language: The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters Saturday, December 12, 3-5 pm. Free parking is available. Admission is free. Parking passes available onsite. Directions: City of College Park  City Hall Council Chambers  4500 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740 The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters—Dakota Kaskapi Okicize Wowapi (Minnesota Historical […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #4

    Posted on October 26, 2015 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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