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22.09.14    #mots   

wow i’ve reached that level of exhaustion where everything just makes me want to cry and while i know that it’s just the sleep deprivation talking that doesn’t actually help me with the whole not breaking down thing

❝ Usually, bimodal bilinguals are hearing children of Deaf adults (known as codas), who natively acquire both a sign language and a spoken language. Emmorey et al. asked American bimodal bilinguals to engage in several linguistic tasks with other, known bimodal bilinguals. This situation encouraged the use of both languages in narrative and conversation tasks. Emmorey et al. found that code switching occurred in about 6% of the participants’ productions. However, about 36% of the time, the participants produced code blends, uttering one or more signs simultaneously with one or more spoken words. ❞

Bimodal Bilingual Cross-Language Influence in Unexpected Domains, Diane Lillo-Martin, Ronice Müller de Quadros, Helen Koulidobrova & Chen Pichler (2009, link here)

This whole paper is really neat, especially examples like this where the bimodal bilinguals alter both the spoken and signed languages in order to make them line up better (note: vache “cow”, petite “small”). 

In this example, the speech satisfies the French noun-adjective word order, while the sign satisfies the adjective-noun word order of LSQ [Langue des Signes Québécoise].

(3) Incongruent code-blend with language-specific syntax (Petitto et al. 2001: 489)

French: vache    petite   vache     

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i was going to make a post about moving in to college but i’m running on less than three hours of sleep and i literally can’t form coherent sentences

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Sherlock Stills 47 of [ how ever many i like ]

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I’m a dead man walking here
But that’s the least of all my fears

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comment s’appelle un chien qui vend des médicaments?

un pharmachien

why the fuck is this joke in french and why there is 26k notes am i missing something important

something really important

what do you call a dog that sells medications?

a pharmacist

yeah it’s really only funny in french

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