Linguistics Questions and Answers

Linguistics

This is a very difficult question and one that is sometimes hotly debated among both non-linguists and linguists. While I don't expect to end the debate, I can shed a little light on the question...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2012, 4:33 am (UTC)

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Linguistics

Linguists can “rate” and taxonomize “signifiers” by their recognizability. Thus, open class words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs) that have less specialized application are “general” while...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2012, 3:01 am (UTC)

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Linguistics

This is a large and complex topic. Assuming you are a new student to phonetics/phonology, a skeleton view will give you an orientation. "Distinctive features" is a technical term meaning analysis...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2012, 11:45 pm (UTC)

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Linguistics

Both Ana and Bo are noticing linguistic trends, but their generalizations aren't quite correct. This linguistic puzzle is something of a logic puzzle, and you can look for trends in the word...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2020, 3:00 pm (UTC)

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Linguistics

The issue of "English usage" is controversial to the extent that there is conflict between the ideas of prescriptive linguistics and descriptive linguistics. Many linguists only do descriptive...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2012, 11:15 pm (UTC)

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Linguistics

The answer to this depends on what scholars you believe. It may be that your teacher or your text takes a position on this that you are expected to repeat. I would advise you to try to make...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2012, 12:48 am (UTC)

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Linguistics

Language clarity is an important aspect of writing for authors to consider. We often find works more appealing that are easy for us to read and relate to. For example, many students find the...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2011, 11:22 pm (UTC)

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Linguistics

Syntax (from the Greek – “to arrange together”) is a general word for the arrangement of objects or ideas or processes with some end result in mind. In linguistics, it carries two meanings: the...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2012, 4:25 pm (UTC)

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Linguistics

Psycholinguistics is typically broken into three main branches: language acquisition, language processing, and neurolinguistics. Language acquisition attempts to explain how people acquire the...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2021, 10:16 pm (UTC)

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