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Advice on "gotten"

Wow! 20 years in the US, and I have never encountered this problem in writing, but today, I did on Facebook. So now I hope to get advice he…

Started by Sylvia

5 Jan 31, 2010
Reply by Sylvia

For those that can not stop misspelling the easiest of words

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling

Started by Anna

31 Jan 25, 2010
Reply by Michael B. Paulk

A Student's Introduction to English Grammar (Huddleston, Pullum)

Let's start by saying that I can read in English pretty well, but I don't know a lot about English grammar. I should also add that I'm inte…

Started by Yannick

1 Jan 24, 2010
Reply by Don

Just for Fun--what english sound slike to foreigners

http://music.todaysbigthing.com/2009/11/03 The song was written in 1971 I believe, and this performance is from 1972l for more info on it…

Started by thedogma

4 Jan 2, 2010
Reply by thedogma

Turtle, tortoise, or terrapin?

Who am I? What am I? Well, in case you anglophones ask - (Quoted from Wikipedia:) Different animals are called turtles, tortoises, or ter…

Started by Jaume

4 Dec 31, 2009
Reply by Jaume

Word learning and lexical development across the lifespan (PTotRS Theme Issue)

Thought you'd be interested: The Royal Society just published a host (11) of new articles on language acquisition and learning. I haven't…

Started by Jaume

1 Dec 20, 2009
Reply by A Former Member

Maths vs Math

English has many dialects. Though, generally speaking, they are all mutually intelligible, there are the differences that mark each dialect…

Started by Stephen Moore

3 Dec 11, 2009
Reply by Don

Diagnosis

There are moments when one sees or hears a word in common use, knows what it means, but then the etymology just jumps out and smacks one ri…

Started by Stephen Moore

0 Dec 8, 2009

ecclestical words - sneaking in...

As a "non-native" speaker and Atheist, I sometimes wonder about some words in English with no other substitutes for them, coming from eccle…

Started by Klaus Motan

4 Nov 21, 2009
Reply by Don

Korzybski and Wittgenstein?

Newbie here, so should probably keep my mouth shut, but I joined this group to see if anyone was discussing the philosophy of language and…

Started by James M. Martin

13 Nov 13, 2009
Reply by Glenn Sogge

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