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    ‘Creepypasta,’ ‘manspreading’ or ‘conscious uncoupling.’ What’s your favorite new expression? To linguist Geoff Nunberg, top honors belong to ‘God view,’ the map that the ride service Uber uses to track the location of those ordering its cars. We speak with Nunberg about new buzzwords, phrases and hashtags, and how a neologism becomes a lasting part of language.

    http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201502161000

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  2. Ben Zimmer: Defining the Digital Dictionary

    KEYNOTE – Ben Zimmer: Defining the Digital Dictionary - How to Build More Useful Online Lexical References

    eLex 2017 Electronic lexicography in the 21st century: Lexicography from Scratch 19-21 September 2017 Leiden, the Netherlands

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  3. Erin McKean redefines the dictionary

    Is the beloved paper dictionary doomed to extinction? In this infectiously exuberant talk, leading lexicographer Erin McKean looks at the many ways today’s print dictionary is poised for transformation.

    As the CEO and co-founder of new online dictionary Wordnik, Erin McKean is reshaping not just dictionaries, but how we interact with language itself.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/erin_mckean_redefines_the_dictionary.html

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  4. Geoffrey Nunberg — ‘Haiku Takes To Twitter, 140 Characters At A Time’ : NPR

    The pithy, 17-syllable poems fit neatly into Twitter’s 140-character limit. "Twaiku" has taken off.

    Linguist Geoff Nunberg says the pervasive little poems have filled the cultural space that was once occupied by light verse.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127774103

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  5. Do Feelings Compute? If Not, The Turing Test Doesn’t Mean Much : All Tech Considered : NPR

    For the first time, a computer passed the test for machines engaging in intelligent thought. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says the real test is whether computers can behave the same way thinking people do.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/07/01/323984864/do-feelings-compute-if-not-the-turing-test-doesnt-mean-much?ft=1&f=13

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