Category Archives: linguistics

Problems in EFL in the Western Czech Republic

James Kirchner Note: This appeared on the LINGUIST list recently. James Kirchner, who taught in the Western Czech Republic, wrote of the misconceptions about English held by the English teachers there, and asked for native-English (particularly British English) speakers’ input. … Continue reading

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English Consonant Sounds

There wasn’t time, however, to discuss all of the consonant sounds in that article. So here is a full rundown. I suggest you try making the sounds as you read, so that you get a feel for where and how … Continue reading

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Attention, Memory And Language Links In The Human Brain Mapped By Pioneering Study

A University of Arizona scientist who has specialized in studying how fireflies and other creatures communicate has won a million-dollar grant to conduct a pioneering 5-year study on the roles that attention and memory play when the human brain hears … Continue reading

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Classifying ‘clicks’

Classifying ‘clicks’ New language technology clears up 100-year-old mystery IMAGE: Researchers use ultrasound imaging of the human tongue. Click here for more information. A new way to classify sounds in some human languages may solve a problem that has plagued … Continue reading

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Study suggests grammar is grimmer than Chomsky claims

Research into grammar by academics at Northumbria University suggests that a significant proportion of native English speakers are unable to understand some basic sentences. The findings – which undermine the assumption that all speakers have a core ability to use … Continue reading

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* * PhysOrg.com Mobile Apps on Sale : Android, iPhone, iPad. People learn new information more effectively when brain activity is consistent, research shows

People are more likely to remember specific information such as faces or words if the pattern of activity in their brain is similar each time they study that information, according to new research from a University of Texas at Austin … Continue reading

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The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory

Abstract: On December 7, 1928, Avram Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Oak Lane Country Day School, and later Central High School. He received both his B.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Pennsylvania. In 1955, at … Continue reading

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