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Think I'll back this one. Sounds interesting.
 
Here's an Avatar and Korra inspired PbtA game! It's by a first-time designer! We're in the last couple days of its Kickstarter, and just a few bucks short of a stretch goal I want to see, so check it out if you're into it.
Elemental magic, martial arts and wuxia action meet in this tabletop roleplaying game inspired by Avatar: The Last Airbender!
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Interesting to learn that sentences leave traces of themselves when reformulated. So essentially if you hear part of a sentence and reformulate it as a question, then the structure of the original statement puts some limits on what questions you can grammatically ask.

While I'm not the biggest Jasper Fforde fan, I could totally see him writing a great forensic linguist detective short story with that bit of information as a jumping off point.
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+Greg Sanders That's a really cool idea! I'd definitely like reading that story. And yeah, that is basically it - sentences can't be manipulated any which way once you've made them. They still have to obey particular rules. And there's actually a decent number of rules that are to be obeyed. But these limits on movement are definitely big ones. ^_^
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Babies, what do they really understand?
We don't have a way to see the Inside Out baby brain control room or interpret crying. However, Moti covers that we can do linguistics experiments to see both what catches their interest and what they can actually interpret. Note also that if you watch the video, in the future you can use the term "High Amplitude Sucking Procedure" with a straight face.
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The rules we use to process meaning of sentences (scoping) are really different than the ones for order of operations in math or symbolic logic. Which makes sense, you really need more precision in the latter, but it was interesting for me to discover how we actually do have systems for language to, they just rely on context and rules of conversation covered in a prior video.
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+Greg Sanders Thanks for the comment! Yeah, this is really an interesting point. There are rules to be obeyed within pragmatics, that we assume people are using, even if they can be flouted if people want. The core semantics system itself, though, actually does work from a pretty formal logic kind of position - interpretations are often written out in terms of lambda calculus, and formal semantics classes often include a lot of set theory. That said, though, because of how syntax and semantics interact, you do end up with these kinds of ambiguities. And I feel like that's a worthwhile price to pay. It's just good to look at. ^_^
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For DC-Metro area theater fans up for a challenge, I heartily recommend the Shipment, playing in Silver Spring through this week.
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Interesting discussion, including a county funding backup plan for the #PurpleLine  if the Governor says no. I'm still very much focused on getting that yes, as anything else would be much harder, but worth thinking about.
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Far better day today than I feared.
The county executives of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties met with Maryland governor Larry Hogan to make another pitch for the Purple Line. A decision from the governor on whether to build t
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Interesting that giving negative feedback doesn't actually help kids much on their language acquisition. That would fit with immersion programs I suppose, focus on giving the kids more data and not necessarily more feedback. Do we know anything about whether the same is true about second language acquisition for adults?
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Exciting, I look forward to that episode!
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Out of curiosity, are these procedures mostly used in linguistics or are they common across multiple fields? I'd guess the latter and am now just imagining experiments to determine looking patterns reveal them to be rational economic actors or other less silly experiments.
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Good to know which parts of my brain are the ones struggling when I have trouble with foreign languages, or my own. Fun fact about the field as of a decade or so ago, I'd considered signing up for one of the fMRI studies, but I didn't actually qualify as they were worried that lefties are wired just enough differently to introduce a possible confound. Not sure if that's changed at all since then.
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+Greg Sanders No, it's still basically the same. Unless the point is to specifically look at how left-handed people deal with language, they're still omitted from studies, because we know it's a potential confounding factor for the results we find. Sorry! Maybe some day, you can get in one of those studies? ^_^
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James, the vendor I buy from by Farragut North is featured at around the five minute mark. It was interesting learning more about the organization. 
Street Sense publishes the only newspaper by and for the homeless in Washington, D.C. The organization has long trained participants in journalism and writing, and now it's expanding to offer more education in the arts and digital media, like photography and filmmaking, in hopes of giving people a toehold in new creative careers. The NewsHour’s Anne Davenport reports.
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My first Greater Greater Washington piece. It was a response to the Governor's claims of what he could fund by raiding the money for other purposes. Turns out if you cancel the Purple Line, and all the resulting economic benefits, you only get less than 23% of the money available to the state/counties for other purposes.
Governor Larry Hogan says Maryland can't afford the Purple Line. But as this chart shows, canceling the line would throw away billions of dollars, and save only a few million.
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Yeah, I think comments on the site are better than most, but they still can inspire regrets. I considered wading in, but I think other commenters made most of the points I was considering making.
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  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2002
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Government and Politics, 1998 - 2002
  • University of Denver
    International Studies, 2004 - 2006
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International Relations Quantitative Researcher
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    Fellow, 2010 - present
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    Research Associate, 2006 - 2010
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