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2015-04-05 19:39:08 -0500 answered a question Categorical Difference Between 'street', 'boulevard' and 'avenue'

Are you asking what kind or part of speech? Or, rather what is the difference? I am not sure whether you live in a different part of the world, but in the USA these terms are usually specific. Think of "carport" as opposed to "garage." A carport and a garage are both places one can park their vehicle. However, a carport is an open structure and a garage is an enclosed structure. Both can be attached to a house or detached. Therefore, they both have their own classifications, objects, features, etc. which help to identify and separate them. Thus, these terms are identifier terms.

In this same vein, a street is narrower than an avenue or boulevard. An avenue is usually more scenic and wider than a street. A boulevard has multiple lanes and usually a divider of some kind which separates the lanes which pass in opposite directions. We also have "drive" which means the streets do not end in a cove or circle, but rather you can drive quite a ways on them. A "circle" means that a street will usually circle back around to a common street, almost like the letter "c" or "u." A "cove" is exactly like its waterbound counterpart, it is a street that ends in an "o" shape; and, these coves often have houses which help classify it as a residenial area which does not receive much traffic.

2015-04-05 19:22:33 -0500 answered a question Accredited online Linguistics undergrad programs

I have had the privilege of studying in both the traditional classroom setting and via the online medium. I suppose I am just in that generation gap where the online experience became the norm. We used to have Latin offered via interwebs at my high school, and that was through an accredited college with traditional roots from the late 1800's. I believe the medium will depend on your ability to learn. I am one of those people that get too easily distracted when my work is online. And, although I am a very bright person, I became frustrated when I could not figure something out and had to wait for an email response that could take a couple of days. Imagine trying to learn programming languages and not understanding why some program failed, went into an infinite loop, or some similar disaster all because you slipped and programmed Perl in Python or messed up a CSS in XHTML becuase you slipped up and put a string of code for VIsualBasic in there. Then again, learning multiple languages, spoken or computer based, can be tough anyways; but, the coding aspect seemed much more intense as you have to write so much code in each language to perform proper programming aptitudes. That being said, and I am sorry I rambled, I have heard that Harvard in the US and Oxford in the UK have started to offer degrees online. I believe I saw both offer linguistics as distance learning programs. As such, it seems that if such Ivy League colleges will offer the degrees then it should be kosher to earn them and find work wih the degrees. However, with anything, do all of your research before you make any life-changing decisions.

2015-04-05 19:08:38 -0500 asked a question I am completing my masters in English with Specialization in Rhetoric. Would a Ph.D. in Linguistics require many other courses, or are the two education paths too wide a chasm?

Details? Masters in English wonders if pursuit of linguistic Ph.D. is a separate field.