This week’s academic paper is focused on why Jar Jar Binks sounded so ridiculous to everyone. The short answer? It’s because his dialect is grossly inconsistent and fails to follow linguistic principles, which in turn renders it confusing and disturbing to viewers. Read the article to get all the details.
I’m doing a bit better now–recovering from my NCAA disillusionment at last. Now if my computer just wasn’t causing me grief–I’ve blown over three hours already trying to get a cursed program to work. Sigh.