Strong with the fronting Master Yoda is

One of the great classic topics in linguistics is… the syntax of Yoda’s speech. What’s up with the way he talks? What are the characteristics of his syntax? It’s not universally agreed on… or even galactically. But there’s something interesting you might want to know about the language he speaks. I tell you in my latest article for TheWeek.com:

Why so strangely Yoda speaks

For the interested, here are some more linguistic looks at Yoda-speak:

 

2 responses to “Strong with the fronting Master Yoda is

  1. Hah, today the Onion on their Facebook feed this classic from years ago posted. A month ago, more serendipitous would it have been, but what we can get must we take.

  2. Here’s another piece, on Yoda’s word order in different language versions of the movies: http://metacogs.tumblr.com/post/117093002384/yodas-syntax-in-foreign-dubs-subtitles-in-star

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