The Thinking of Speaking
Issue #2 March / April 2013
Extras
Linguistics Love Song
by Christine Collins
March / April 2013 | 

λ♥ (Linguistics Love Song)

Let me have your heart and I will give you love
The denotation of my soul is the above
I f there's anything I lack, it's
you as my double brackets
You make me mean things
I can't say enough.

Consider me your anaphor, I'm bound to you
There's no one else that I could be referring to
Your features all attract me
We're such a perfect match, please
Agree with me
I need to be with you.

Well I don't know how to say exactly how I feel about you
‘Cos it seems my Broca's area stops working right around you
Forgive me my disfluency –
There's nothing I can do, you see,
You speak to me, linguistically I'm yours.

Now I know you tend to isolate, and that's all right
Like free morphemes you and I could lead our separate lives
But if we were to agglutinate
Together we would do so great
and I'd hate to miss the words we could derive.

Well I don't know how to say exactly how I feel about you
‘Cos it seems my Broca's area stops working right around you
Forgive me my disfluency –
There's nothing I can do, you see,
You speak to me, and linguistically I'm yours

So please don't be my allophone and disappear
really awkwardly whenever I start getting near
Let's be a minimal pair
‘Cos I'm totally cool with us both being there
My environment is better when you're here
My environment is better when you're here
Yeah, my environment is better when you're here
.

- Copyright © Christine Collins, 2010-2013

 
"Need to win the heart of a linguist? It's your lucky day! Here is a convenient, terminology-dropping, non-gender-specific love song for all your linguist-seducing needs."

Hear the song on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=mktl_7Hr4GA






 
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Linguistics Love Song
Writer: Christine Collins
Images:
Petey: Wikiheart
Robert Proksa: Neverending Love Song
Billy Alexander: Love Banner

All images are Copyright - CC BY-SA (Creative Commons Share Alike) by their respective owners, except for Petey, which is Public Domain (PD) or unless otherwise noted.

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