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

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Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
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Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
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Oct. 20 2014 9:13 PM The Smart, Talented, and Utterly Hilarious Leslie Jones Is SNL’s Newest Cast Member
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Technocracy
Oct. 20 2014 11:36 PM Forget Oculus Rift This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual-reality experience.
  Health & Science
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Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
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Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.