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X is the same as Y

It’s been several months since I’ve posted anything, mostly because I’ve been busy with coursework, research, TAing, etc. But I have been keeping some squib notes. Here is one. In formal methods class one day, my prof. wrote on the … Continue reading

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is is that

TED recently posted a talk by Kevin Slavin entitled “How algorithms shape our world”. The subject matter is interesting, but even more interesting, for me at least, is a pervasive peculiarity in Kevin’s speech: in constructions like “the problem is … Continue reading

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are you gonna leave?

Following up just briefly on the gonna stuff from the end of the previous post, I noticed the following contrast last night. Context: it’s getting late and you’re ready to leave the party, so you tell your friend: (1) I’m … Continue reading

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squibs

I remember the first time I was assigned to write a squib, a couple years ago in a phonology course, I had no idea what I was being asked to do. The dictionary entry for squib didn’t help much. 1. … Continue reading

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