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2018-09-28 09:16:39 -0500 answered a question the priority of signifier or the signified : a criticism to Lacan's model

The modern linguistic model regards the 'signifier' as the actual thing being described. On the other hand, the 'signifi

2018-09-28 04:11:50 -0500 answered a question Please define Standard English

The term 'Standard English' is really just a loose phrase to describe English from England, as that is where the standar

2018-09-28 04:00:21 -0500 answered a question Annotation tool

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2018-09-28 03:57:56 -0500 answered a question Two Questions

The problem here is that Latin has too many variants. Following the collapse of the Roman Empire the language of Latin -

2018-07-18 13:08:52 -0500 commented answer Is the word founder applicable over time?

According to Wikipedia, Richards and Jagger joined Jones before the ad, as they already knew him. The age has relevance,

2018-07-16 02:28:12 -0500 answered a question Is the word founder applicable over time?

More precisely, Jones, Richards and Jagger had already formed a practice band by the time the name "The Rolling Stones"

2018-07-08 14:00:51 -0500 answered a question Like "the sum is greater than the parts", but one word?

In English the nearest one can get to this is the word 'holistic'. In philosophical terms it means that the components a

2018-06-25 15:35:54 -0500 answered a question what is autosegmental phonology all about?

In essence, autosegmental phonology is a departure from the standardised treatment of phonemes as clearcut consonants an

2018-06-20 03:49:49 -0500 answered a question Does anyone recognize this alphabet?

Yes, it is indeed Cyrillic, but the letters are entirely in upper-case and they are greatly simplified, because they hav

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2018-06-16 13:13:48 -0500 answered a question What if written language dissapeared?

The first part of the answer is that one doesn't need to take 'an imaginary giant step' as this has already happened his

2018-06-06 06:24:40 -0500 answered a question What differences are typically found between male and female language usage among U.S. middle-class teens?

A recent observations in Paris is that female middle-class US teens seem to use the word 'like' far more than males: e.g

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2018-05-29 07:43:44 -0500 edited answer Is English Romance?

Although English contains some Latin and Romance it evolved separately from the Romance languages. Their linguistic stem

2018-05-23 10:35:42 -0500 answered a question take a shower vs have a shower

'Have a shower' is English, 'take a shower' is American. I prefer 'enjoy a shower'.

2018-05-23 04:27:11 -0500 answered a question Term needed at end of "an operation period"?

Try "an operation period lasting from May to June".

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2018-05-22 11:13:52 -0500 answered a question Is English Romance?

Although English contains some Latin and Romance it evolved separately from the Romance languages. Their linguistic stem

2018-05-22 11:13:49 -0500 answered a question Are these considered pragmatic errors?

In this context pragmatics refers to intended meaning and ability to understand - thus, given the examples, the writers/

2018-05-22 11:13:03 -0500 answered a question “why does Portuguese sound different from the other Romance languages?”

It seems that Portuguese is closer to the ancestral language proto-Romance than the other Romance languages. There is a