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General Linguistics

Morphemes in English

Morpheme - is a minimal unit of meaning or grammatical function. The word reopened consists of three morphemes.

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Paul Bloom: Conscious of the present; Conscious of the past

Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 110). This lecture by Professor Paul Bloom finishes the discussion of language by briefly reviewing two additional topics: communication systems in non-human primates and other animals, and the relationship between language and thought.

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Paul Bloom: How do we communicate?

Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 110). Lecture by Professor Paul Bloom: One of the most uniquely human abilities is the capacity for creating and understanding language.

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Formulaic Language

Factors Contributing to Acquisition of Formulaic Sequences in L2

Different factors that might affect the extent of exposure to a language include classroom focus, the time spent in a country where the language is spoken as native, and the amount of reading in the language.

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Criteria for Defining Formulaic Sequences

Scholars in different fields studied the issue of formulaic sequences, namely in general linguistics, corpus linguistics, phraseology, lexicography, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, first and second language acquisition and others.

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Formulaic Sequences: Definition Problems

This article discusses the problem of defining formulaic sequences in language use as it is presented in the 2004 volume “Formulaic Sequences”, edited by Norbert Schmitt.

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Sociolinguistics

Dr. B. Johnstone's lecture on Pittsburghese

Learn how "Pittsburghese" (dialect) has come to be such a strong symbol of Pittsburgh's identity.

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Sociolinguistics and Education

The application of sociolinguistics to educational problems is absolutely essential as it can help us better understand the relationships between languages and schools, and help make necessary improvements in education through the development of a curriculum that would welcome the cultural and linguistic diversity of all students.

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Language Variation

The concept of language variation is central in sociolinguistics. The English language varies on individual, regional, national and global levels. Unfortunately, some people are unaware of various social and regional dialects, and different varieties of English in the world. Understanding variation within a language is important for every member of our community, and especially for those who receive a college education. Sociolinguistics investigates all these language variations.

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