Category Archives: Research Articles

Accent of the Week: Wisconsin (with some Minnesota thrown in)

A recent early morning Gawker session led me to unearth the greatest Youtube rant of all time and subsequently spurred the birth of my new blog segment, Accent of the Week. Angela, or Az4angela, is a Youtuber from the Green … Continue reading

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La langue schaerbeekoise/De schaarbeekse taal

While living in Brussels, I came ito contact with a non-profit called Constant, an association for art and media working to shed light on the culture and ethics of the Internet in our daily lives. You can check out all their … Continue reading

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Navajo Code Talkers

It’s 1941. Sh*t’s pretty much hit the fan at this point: The world is at war, Roosevelt’s wheeling around the White House thinking that Eleanor “is just going through a phase”, and the Japanese are cracking every code we’ve got. … Continue reading

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Wôpanâak Language in Caleb’s Crossing

I spent the last four days entranced in turn-of-the-century Chicago slums and stockyards while reading The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. It was heavy, bloody, gruesome, rat-infested, and exhausting, but a fantastic read, even if it did turn out in part … Continue reading

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