Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ask a linguist!

Got a question about languages and linguistics? Is Tamil indeed the ancestor of all human tongues? What is a grammar, really? How does Google Translate really work?

Why not ask a linguist? You can do so here and here!

Scientists are curious people interested in advancing our knowledge about the world, and that is done by asking questions and searching for information!

Former or prospective participants of the IOL are of course interested in continuing their interest in linguistics and there are plenty of different kinds of popular science material freely available on the internet (like the Linguistics Podcast, The Virtual Linguistics Campus or Diversity Linguistics Comment) and there are of course also lots of appropriate literature. But what to do when you have a question that you need answering and that you can't find the answer to - or don't even know where to start looking? Why, you ask of course!

If you have a question about languages or linguistics, then you're welcome to ask the linguists at the Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen and the Humans Who Read Grammars! (You can be anonymous if you want.)

It is by asking questions that we advance science, do contribute! It's easy and you can ask anonymously. Please don't hesitate!

If you want to contact the IOL on any linguistic olympiad-related matter, then email inquiries {at}

p.s. if you prefer to communicate in Swedish, you can go here.

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