Monthly Archives: April 2006

Alzheimer’s and writing style

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Via the terrific Its Ablaut Time linguistics blog, a report by Mark Liberman on Writing Style & Dementia, about a fascinating study of the capacity for stuff that you wrote when you were 20-something to predict Alzheimer’s in later life. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Dipsy discovers music

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Now that Dipsy & Lala have passed their 1st birthday (on 11th April) and have discovered Tuna Imperial (now there’s a ballet Ashton should have choreographed) it seems that they have now reached the top end of Maslow’s hierarchy of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Telescopic squeegees

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One of the side-effects of being an obsessive web-searcher is that after a while, you find it ever easier to second-guess manufacturers’ names for things that before you would have called a thingummy-you-know-what-I-mean-kinda-thing until the man in the shop told … Continue reading Continue reading

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Musicking and the Lowry Centre

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Thoroughly enjoying Christopher Small’s book Musicking. “Every building” he says, “from the tiniest hut to the biggest airport terminal, is designed and built to house some aspect of human behaviour and relationships, and its design reflects its builders’ assumptions about … Continue reading Continue reading

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