Mark Liberman

Mark Liberman is a professor of linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Linguistics Data Consortium.

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June 18 2014 2:32 PMNew Vocal Fry Culprit: Butt Tension!
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Feb. 26 2014 10:21 AMDo You Say on the Weekend or at the Weekend?
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Jan. 24 2014 3:58 PMObama's Hairy Metaphor
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Dec. 10 2013 8:36 PMA Case for the Oxford Comma in One Screenshot
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Oct. 24 2013 1:15 PMTurkey Legalizes the Letters Q, W, and X. Yay Alphabet!
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Sept. 10 2013 3:43 PMStop Hating on Adjectives and Adverbs
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April 9 2014 5:08 PMWilla Cather Was Skeptical of Analytics Before You Were
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Jan. 28 2014 3:01 PMObama Will Use a Lot of Personal Pronouns in His SOTU Address. That Means He's a Narcissist, Right?
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Jan. 13 2014 10:30 AMDoes Chris Christie Have an "I" Problem?
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Oct. 29 2013 2:18 PMThat Study on Literary Fiction and Empathy Proves Precisely Nothing
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Oct. 17 2013 2:45 PMJournalists: Stop Passing Off a Paraphrase as a Direct Quotation


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Watch Flashes of Lightning Created in a Lab  
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Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM Planned Parenthood Is About to Make It a Lot Easier to Get Birth Control
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 20 2014 3:21 PM “The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 5:03 PM White House Chief Information Officer Will Run U.S. Ebola Response
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.