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Ellipsis in Linguistics

Ellipsis is an extensively studied phenomenon in Linguistics. You will find a lot of definitions of Ellipsis in Linguistics on the internet. In this blog post, I will explain this phenomenon in a very simple way. Let’s begin with the definition first. Simply defined, Ellipsis is deletion (or elision) of a linguistic entity from...

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Languages in Contact: An Ethnographic Study of Interaction in an Immersion School

Language is closely related to identity of the speakers and the community. Language contact and bilingualism are, thus, very interesting topics in sociolinguistics. In this blog post, I will summarise and briefly discuss the paper Languages in Contact: An Ethnographic Study of Interaction in an Immersion School by Ailie Cleghorn from McGill University and Fred Genesee...

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Linguistics Meaning

In this blog post, I will give you a comprehensive introduction to Linguistics. I will try to cover everything from what comes under the field of linguistics to what does not. By simple definition, Linguistics is the scientific study of Language. But what does that really mean? We will understand this in detail in this blog post.

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Spanish Learners of English

In this blog post, we will look at major differences between English and Spanish languages. We will also look at some common errors by Spanish learners of English. In other words, problems faced by native Spanish speakers, who are trying to learn English as their Second Language.

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Code Mixing in Sociolinguistics

One of the most commonly observed forms of language change is code mixing in conversational speech. Code mixing in sociolinguistics can be defined as simply mixing of two or more codes. It is more common in speech. There can be mixing of two or more varieties of the same language or of different languages altogether. Out of the codes that are mixed, the one whose structure or syntax is followed is generally called the matrix language and the other languages can contribute at the least some vocabulary items. However, this might not always be true.

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Pronunciation Problems for Arabic Speakers of English

In this blog post, we will talk about pronunciation challenges of native Arabic speakers who are learning English as their second language (L2). Like any other SL learner, Arabic speakers of English try to apply rules of their first language (L1) in which they already have competence in while speaking and comprehending L2.