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Language and the Digital Age

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by Eva Fernández on 11 February 2011

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Transcript of Language and the Digital Age

What do
linguists do? Study language: its formal properties, and how people acquire and use it
what's universal
what's language-specific What Do Computer Scientists Do? Test Code Write code Debug Code or, maybe there is more... Studying Speech Sounds... Henry Higgins? Henry Sweet Daniel Jones acoustic phonetics is fun and
computer
science! http://prezi.com/pivui-bqhpj_/what-do-computer-scientists-do/ Bonus video! See --- and hear --- the world's first speech synthesizer, built in 1939 on principles worked out by people like Henry Sweet and Daniel Jones, leading to more modern machine-generated speech, like the examples in the presentation by Chris. http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2951 Read more about this great slip of the ear:
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