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Is language scientific? [closed]

Is language itself scientific? Is language, grammar, standardized, and prescriptive, made by scientific methods? Are rules, standards, repetitions and patterns of how we speak and right so well ...
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What data to collect when conducting a research on aphasia?

What data to collect when conducting a research on aphasia?? I am trying to do a research in psycholinguistics and I don't know where to start and what data to collect. I am really confused and I ...
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On price tags/labels why some nouns are used singular/plural regardless of countability?

Is there any explanation regarding why some nouns are used in singular form while the others are used in plural form such as price tags in stores or menus in restaurants. I know that in languages ...
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What does a cognitive linguistics researcher actually do in practice?

What would a cognitive linguistics researcher do on a daily basis, and how would they go about conducting this research?
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What are the go-to resources on historical linguistics?

I'm pretty interested in historical linguistics, but unfortunately, my school rarely offers the historical linguistics class. What are some go-to resources on historical linguistics, be it books, ...
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Query format for NP without subject in PPCEME

As I, not being very familiar with corpus linguistics, read the manual for searching through PPCEME I entered: node: NP* print_indices: true query: (NP-SBJ *PRO*) without getting a result. Could ...
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About the Swedish /ɧ/

Swedish has quite a peculiarity that I haven't found (yet) in other languages. There are some spellings that are pronounced all the same way. Currently the number of these spellings is disputed, but ...
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Identifying studies on how English language reflects sexism

Right now I'm looking for papers on how sexism is reflected in the English language. A lot of the literature is from the 1970's and is seen as a little out there and not empirical. Besides reading the ...
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Proving an existing, undocumented language is “new”

What is the process of proving a new language is in fact a language -- and that it is a "new" unclaimed language within linguistics?
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Is our mental lexicon structured like a tag-cloud system or hierarchical?

Thinking about this discussion on meta i was reasoning about simple self-experiments you can do in psycholinguistics, where you dont need great background knowledge in Cognitive Psychology or ...
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Are there some studies or resources comparing the two living creole languages in Australia?

In Australia there are two creoles in daily use, Kriol (rop, also known as Roper River Creole etc) in the Northern Territory with about 30,000 speakers and Torres Strait Creole (tcs, also known as ...
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Is the very concept of the phoneme disputed?

I believe there was some important research published in recent decades which brought a fundamental change to the way linguists think about phonemes. Or is it that the concept of the phoneme has ...