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Exploiting commonalities to learn multiple languages (eg Indo-Aryan languages)

In India, in several states, three languages are taught compulsorily in schools, from classes 1 (6 year olds) to 8 (14 year olds): English, Hindi and another Indian language. Optional personal ...
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Is Charles Bell's Colloquial Tibetan Book Still Useful?

I'm working through Charles Bell's Grammar of Colloquial Tibetan. There's a lot of beating of mules and mulemen, and capturing of the men who stole the money because it's a century old and written ...
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How often is MP taught by teaching GB first?

When a student starts learning syntax,1 how common is it to first teach them GB (or a stripped-down, GB-flavored approach), and then teach MP once they've got the hang of it? This was obviously the ...
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Why didn’t generative grammarians value linguistic data from native languages?

As I read through my generative-oriented textbooks I see scant reference to Amerindian languages. Sure, there is some reference to African and Asian languages (especially with tonal stuff), but very ...
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How many "principal parts" do Sanskrit verbs have?

What is the minimum number of forms that one needs to memorize in order to be able to fully conjugate a Sanskrit verb? I've found differing answers: some say six, others ten, and in fact, I personally ...
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