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    Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Although certain elements of linguistics were found in the grammarians of ancient Greece and India, especially the study of syntax and morphology,...

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    Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" has delighted and puzzled many for generations. It is meant to be an exercise in creativity. Here are the grammatical explanations: wabe = N This word is clearly a...

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    Rimes and phonemes are terms used in studying and teaching phonemic awareness. Phonemic awareness deals only with the auditory portion of preparing emerging readers, it does not involve print in...

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    Not only did the Vikings further the vocabulary of English with such words as husbondi (husband) and syster (sister), but the Danes added pronouns, filling a real linguistic need. Also, since Old...

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    Robert Frost famously said that poetry is “what gets lost in translation”. By this he meant that the nuances and aesthetic qualities of language are essential to poetry, and that those features...

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    The story of English is certainly one of roaming and settling, invasions and war. English has literally come from nowhere to conquer the world. Interestingly, in the early days of the the Raj, Sir...

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    One really accessible strategy that I taught my students is an acronym called TPDASTT. I'll show you how it works: Title--First you look at the title, before reading the poem, and write down any...

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    You have quite a task before you. Tracing the etymology of a word is often only possible by those who have done in-depth research based upon the context in which it has been used in books from the...

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