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Functional Grammar Question?

Hi In the statement "one dollar is equal to one hundred cents," I understand that one dollar is a participant, is is the process, and equal is the other participant (and...

Hi. It Is On Saturdays?

Hi. It is on Saturdays that she does much of her grocery shopping. Is that a relative pronoun or a conjunction in this cleft sentence? Thank you....

Idiosyncratic Dialect,Transitional Competenceapproximative...

Hi everyone Here 4 words I want to now what is the exact meaning. I found some definitions, but I could not understand It, 1- Transitional competence 2-Idiosyncratic dialect...

Objective Meaning Vs. Subjective Meaning...

Recently, I've heard this sort of theory so I'm gonna share this with you and want to hear your opinions as well. It's about categorizing the language into "Objective or Subjective...

Dear Teachers, Is It Proper

Dear teachers, Is it proper to use OK in formal contexts ?

Proverb

I love to learn some proverbs.Please tell me some proverbs. who can help me???

Why Do We Need The Perfect Tenses?

Hello, I am just wondering why the perfect tenses exist. For the past perfect, instead of saying "I had broken the desk before I fled the apartment", couldn't you just say "I broke...

Indeterminate Masculine Pronoun?

An interesting article about uses of the indeterminate masculine pronoun: see this ...

Queue Vs. Cue?

On a message board I frequent, somebody made a post asking for help designing a new computer they wanted to build. One of the first replies was simply "queue Johnny" as Johnny...

Can Tense Go In Hand?

can tense go in hand in hand with aspect and time?

Native English Speakers For 10Mins Experiment...

Dear all, I'm currently conducting a short language experiment for my final thesis. All you have to do is to read and rate some sentences, it takes about 10-12mins to get through...

Request For Native Speakers Of English

Dear Linguists, I am preparing materials for my experiment which is a part of my MA project on cognitive linguistics applied. However, to be able to use them, I need to test...

An Adjectival And Adverbial Modifier In...

Hi All, I have a problem to identify an adjectival and adverbial modifier in a long sentence. Could you help me to check this, please? "Geoengineering is seen by some in the...

English Linguistic

Hi to all I do not quite understand the content of the phonetics/phonology lectures ( especially concepts of consonantal strength/sonority hierarchy and how to refer it to /r/...

Morphemes?

What is the difference between a morpheme and an allomorph?

Take A Vocabulary Test

Test Your Vocabulary! I am a student at MIT working on a project with the purpose of studying how demographic factors (age, gender, education, birth order) affect the number...

Odd Question... But What Exactly Is My...

This sounds odd, but I just discovered that I might be suffering from an identity crisis... because I don't know what my first language is. I've been told to take a TOEFL test...

Predicate Calculus Anyone?

I took introduction to semantics a reaallly long time ago and now I want to know if there's any way to write the famous saying "the only thing I know is that I know nothing" in...

Can Someone Help With My Probably Simple...

Hi there, I'm just taking an intro linguistics course. Part of our assignment was to break the word "inconclusively" into its morphemes. I can't figure out whether the root for...

Participants Needed!

Hi there, I need participants to complete these three surveys, would you be so kind and help me graduate? http://www.instant.ly/s/N3ini http://www.instant.ly/s/vhS9t http:...

So You Know A Linguist

A cute presentation about being a linguist http://www.slideshare.net/Jayelem/so-you-know-a-linguist

If You Want To Learn,

If you want to learn, You should be open. Think! Otherwise you are going to sink

Distributional Properties Of Gerunds?

Hello teachers, I've been reading about gerunds and their distributional properties here - [link] Would you kindly tell me what the rules (7) and (8) say on page  #328?  Thanks...

Hello,Could You Help Me Please?

Hello,Could you help me please? I wonder whether echo question is a type of initiator in other-initiated self-repair type? Thank you.

What Components Does A Language Typically...

Hi, Take English for example. Is it possible to "decompose" the English language into parts (in layman terms of course, please!)? Does the following trivial "scheme" make sense...
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