My academic Twitter profile, where I tweet stuff on my current research activities, as well as random things about linguistics! :)
mksgallegoOdd results of language contact were brought in as trophies to be shown to incredulous colleagues, just as in the era of European colonial expansion odd objects, preserved plants, sea shells, and stuffed animals were brought back to be shown to friends and business relations."
mksgallegoRe-reading Muysken's (2010) Scenarios for language contact, and this statement never fails to amuse me: "Contact-induced language change needs to come out of the “Raritätenkabinett," i.e. throw off its image as a batch of oddities.