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Unusable Words In English

Hello, Why would a word like "camt" or "canp" be a bad, unusable word in English? What would be the specific reason in this case? ...

Status Of The Negation Word "Not"?

Hi there, I have a question concerning the word "not". In the sentence "He did not have a dog" its relation towards the sentence is unclear to me. Is "not" a particle or an...

Grammarlady?

hi, does anyone who posts here happen to know why the grammarlady forum, [link] , is no longer in existence? i joined it a year ago but have been offline, due to computer...

Selfie Or Selfy?

Do you say: Selfie or Selfy? And why?

Cognitive Definitions?

Hi~ In the following context, can I understand the words "cognitive definitions" as same thing as "concepts"? And as for "actual concepts", does that mean "the concepts that...

Monotransitive?

Is we roasted marshmallows for the children monotransitive?

Questions

A proposition that can be true. For example, lions live in Africa. A proposition that can be true or false. For example, I'll go shopping because I'm not sure if I'm going or...

A Proposition Of A Sentence

May an utterance of a sentence contain more than one proposition? I think the answer is no. The answer is a proposition of a sentence may contain more than one utterance. What...

Is The Sentence Correct?

I didn't hear the alarm while it was ringing. Thanks!

Questionnair On "Hedging" In Scientific...

“Hedging” in Scientific or Academic Writing I am doing research about the likelihood expressed using different hedging expressions: (1) adverbs, (2) modal verbs, and (3) particular...

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?

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,...
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