This is the ‘human-machine era’, a time when our senses are not just supplemented by handheld mobile devices, but thoroughly augmented. The language we see, hear and produce will be mediated in real time by technology. This has major implications for language use, and ultimately language itself. Are linguists ready for this? Can our theory, methods, and epistemology handle it?
What is LITHME
- to prepare linguistics and its subdisciplines for what is coming;
- to facilitate longer term dialogue between linguists and technology developers.