Published on April 17 2017

In languages like English, word order is very important. Compare these sentences: (1) The boy loves the girl. (2) The girl loves the boy. You will find exactly the same words in both sentences, but neither the person who loves (the subject) nor the person...

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Written by Frederick Huston

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Published on April 17 2017

Any academic field is going to have its own terminology, words which are unique to that field. The reason for this is simple enough: some concepts are so important and common that you need to have terms for them which you will not have to explain all...

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Written by Frederick Huston

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Published on April 17 2017

Language is constantly undergoing change. Which on the face of it may sound chaotic, but there is enough order in the chaos that we can find some patterns. Grimm’s Law (named after Jacob Grimm) is a very important example of this. It covers sound patterns...

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Written by Frederick Huston

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