Why Language?

A repository of quotes or thoughts.

  • “Language must speak for itself”, Joseph Kosuth, 1991, work of art

  • “The word in language is half someone else’s. It becomes one’s own only when the speaker populates it with his own intentions, his own accent, when he appropriates the word, adapting it to his own semantic and expressive intention.“, Mikhail Bakhtin

Why Linguistics?

A repository of papers that inspired me during the years.

  • McClelland, J. L. (1992). Can connectionist models discover the structure of natural language. Minds, Brains and Computers, 168-189 [pdf]

  • Elman, J. L. (2009). On the meaning of words and dinosaur bones: Lexical knowledge without a lexicon. Cognitive science, 33(4), 547-582. [pdf]

  • MasakhaneNLP (2020). Participatory Research for Low-resourced Machine Translation: A Case Study in African Languages [pdf] [video]