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International Kangaroo Linguistics Contest...

Hello, everyone! I need to prepare for IKLC 2017. I have read the syllabus for the contest and there are some terms that I do not understand.Please explain.I also need to know...

Degree In Linguistics

I have scoured the internet for universities that provide a degree in linguistics, but I could not find one that offers part-time courses. Further, I am not sure which universities...

Auxiliary Verb

Hi, I was wondering why the lecturer has labeled 'is' as 'auxiliary' in the following YouTube video. Could it be justified in any way, or is it simply a mistake? Thanks. ...

Present-Tense-Forms In The Past-Tense...

Dear all, I am currently working on my bachelor thesis in English. The topic is aspectual-class-preference among German students in progressive -ing forms and the whether the...

Pants And Related Words?

Hi, I was wondering about how words came about to be whatever they are now. Specifically, the weird ones that pair weirdly in grammar. Certain words (nouns) like pants, spectacles...

Musa Tsabta Magaji?

what are the structure formulae of English Nominal group

Which One Is Correct

The Johnson Family appreciates you! The Johnson Family appreciate you! ...

Semantics

analyse the semantic construct 'sense is a property of words while reference is a property of sentence'

Proper Nouns?

Definitions of 'proper noun' describe it as a noun designating a particular being or thing. But that is not enough, because in "I am riding my bike.", 'my bike' is a particular...

Differences?

There is a discrepancy between writing and speaking English.why?

-Structure: Raised Subjects And Objects

How can I identify them? How can I structure a sentence with them correctly?

Raised Subjects And Objects

what are they? how to use them correctly? examples pls, I read some articles about it but it was too confusing

An Expressions Origon?

where did the expression pissed off come from

The Term "Emotive Linguistics"

In what way can we apply a pragmatic study on the term emotive linguistics in a new perspective or a new way? Any ideas?

Selfie Or Selfy?

Do you say: Selfie or Selfy? And why?

Using Self-Referring You?

I'm Kayo. I'm in a Master course, studying Cognitive Linguistics. I'm studying 'self-referring you'. Native English speakers sometimes use 'you' instead of 'I'. For example,...

Inferential Cleft?

"Inferential cleft : It is not that he loves her. It's just that he has a way with her that is different. " (Wikipedia.) Do both cleft sentences above generate infrential...

Help For My Thesis About Using English...

good morning, i'm new in this forum.i'm italian and i need your help.i'm doing a thesis about using "english as a global language and i have written a questionnarie to analyse...

Sense And Reference In Semantics?

Hi eveyone, I studied that: "The German philosopher Gottlob Frege proposed that the meaning of an expression be called sense , and if the expression refers to something...

Introduction To Semantics

Analise the semantics construct sense is the property of word while reference is the property of sentence

Pluperfect? (Scrod)?

I've heard this joke told in various ways. A businessman arriving in Boston for a convention found that his first evening was free, and he decided to go...

Language With The Most Words?

What language has the most words? Fred Karlsson , who is a Professor of Linguistics at Helsinki University, says it's English. There are more than 600,000 entries in the Oxford...

Difference Between Suffixes -Sion And...

How do you know if a word should end with -sion or -tion

Morphology?

What are the differences between roots, bases and stems? Please, give me the examples. I have tried to understand them but I still cannot get the clear picture of them. Thank...

The Progressive Futurate Is Not Aspectual

Both the Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (CGEL) by Pullum and Oxford Modern English Grammar (OMEG) by Aarts clearly say that the progressive futurate (i.e., the present...
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