Mark Liberman

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

Lexicon Valley
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



The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

The First Case of Ebola in America Has Been Diagnosed in Dallas

Why Indians in America Are Mad for India’s New Prime Minister

Damned Spot

Now Stare. Don’t Stop.

The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Don’t Panic! The U.S. Already Stops Ebola and Similar Diseases From Spreading. Here’s How.

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 6:59 PM The Democrats’ War at Home Can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 4:45 PM Steven Soderbergh Is Doing Some Next-Level Work on The Knick
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 6:44 PM Ebola Was Already Here How the United States contains deadly hemorrhagic fevers.
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.