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LAWnLinguistics.com—Saving you keystrokes

I am now the proud owner of the domain LAWnLinguistics.com.

This means that when you type in the URL of this site, you can omit the “.wordpress”. Or, if you prefer, you can omit the “wordpress.”. Think of all the time you’ll save!

However, if you’d rather give your fingers the additional workout, the old URL will still work.

Watch this space

We seem to be getting higher-than-usual traffic today, which I assume is do the mention in Language Log today of my brief in FCC v. AT&T. So this seems like a good time to say that although I’ve been shamefully delinquent in carrying out my duty as blogger to post new material here (a process technically known as “feeding the motherfucker”), I repent of my slothful ways and hope to start posting again more frequently.

Update: I guess it didn’t quite work out that way.

“AT&T slips into the Supreme Court chamber this morning…”

“…moments before arguments are set to start. He feels slightly affronted that nobody seems to notice him. (AT&T is a very emotional guy.)”

Read the whole thing.

Opening statement

A number of years ago, I read Steven Pinker’s book The Language Instinct and decided I wanted to major in linguistics in college. Unfortunately, I’d already finished to college by then (majoring in American Studies, the last refuge of the indecisive). In fact, I’d gone to law school and was a practicing lawyer.

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