The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on a study by James Stanford, an assistant professor of linguistics and cognitive science, Kenneth Baclawski Jr. ’12, and Thomas Leddy-Cecere ’10, who write about the dropped R after vowels and other variations in spoken English in New England.
How does Twitter help words become shortened versions of themselves? Dartmouth researchers mined 180 million tweets from 900,000 users to understand the use of clipped words—think “awk” for “awkward,” or “defs” for “definite”— reports NPR.
For many Dartmouth students, Alaska may as well be halfway across the world. But for Meghan Topkok ’13, it is her family’s home. Topkok is a member of the Iñupiaq Tribe of northwestern Alaska, and has spent two leave terms working in Alaska on issues related to economic development and child welfare.