Some People Juggle Geese

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Some People Juggle Geese
I live in Singapore (since 2008), observe language, read books, watch movies, collect stuff, and travel. Singapore is a great place to observe language. I love English, Singlish, and Chinese.
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  • Does your language control you? Lingering questions. 1 week ago See below for discussion of the following questions related to my recent Funzing talk on language: How do people like the Hopi whose language does not have words for left and right keep track of the cardinal directions? The Hopi have a less egocentric idea of the locations of things. Does that...
  • Does your language control you? Further reading and viewing! 2 weeks ago Below are some links relating to topics covered in my Funzing Singapore Talk, Does Your Language Control You? Articles about Through the Language Glass:Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages by Guy Deutscher (2010): Does your language shape how you think? by Guy Deutscher (New York Times)...
  • Public talk 7 August 2018: Does your language control you? 2 months ago I am excited to be giving a public talk on language for Funzing Singapore next month. Hope to see you there! Does your language influence—or even control—your very thoughts? Join us for a scintillating night as we delve deep into the spookier aspects of language. You’ll never think about...
  • Faulty premises 2 months ago I’m not sure what the distorted red circle adds to the message, but in any case, “premises” is plural, so the sign should say “these premises” and not “this premises”. More on this error below. Premises (plural) Maybe the person who wrote the signs was thinking “these” premises...
  • Handful of books from Book Treasure 2 months ago Got these at Book Treasure at Parklane Shopping Centre: Singapore: The Air-Conditioned Nation by Cherian George Success with Asian Names by Fiona Swee-Lin Price Book of Humour, assembled by Rewa Mirpuri Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami Singapore Siu Dai by Felix Cheong, illustrated by Pman... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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