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Using semantic preference as method for critical linguistics research?

I am intending to conduct a critical linguistics research using corpus linguistics as a method, particularly, the analysis of semantic preference analysis to word-pair patterns (henceforth collocates)....
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How to make a reference grammar of colloquial forms of a language?

Recently, I became interested in trying to document the grammar and phonologies of colloquial or "street" forms of English. Is there an easy way to figure out how people in my neighborhood ...
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What's the significance of correct grammar (as long as the information gets across)?

What's the significance of correct grammar (as long as the information gets across)? This confuses me, because I intuitively think that: Yes, if there are grammar rules, then one should attempt to ...
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Metadata for a paper in the generative framework?

sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but I don't know who to turn to. I'm trying to publish a paper on Gapping in a small national journal - they publish anything related to language and ...
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Categorising parameters of speech&language output&comprehension in aphasia

I am doing some research that to quantify the efficiency of a certain treatment upon various parameters related to production and comprehension of speech and language, in patients with aphasia. ...
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Do linguists ever learn another language just to increase their own knowledge of linguistics?

I've been thinking about doing just that. I've been looking at agglutinating languages like Korean and Hungarian. Problem is, I've never managed to truly learn a language unless I had a use for it. I'...
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What functional motivations are there for the choice of light verb constructions over full verbs?

I am doing a reasearch on light verbs and wondered if anyone could give some opinions on why people tend to use light verb cosntructions, such as "take a shower", "make a decision" etc., over the ...
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Can regional variations of a language cause the formant space to be reduced?

I'm doing research on speech, but I'm not a linguist. Hopefully it won't be a silly question. I have been reading a little on regional variations of formants, because in my research we use formant ...
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corpus search in Sketch Engine for particular correlative coordinators

Can someone teach me/show me how to search for either...or, neither...or/nor, whether...or and etc. in Sketch engine (in BAWE corpus particularly)? I have read basically every guide and watched a lot ...
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Current prospective efforts in the decipherment of ancient scripts

Reading a bit about the decipherment of ancient scripts gave me the impression that those scripts which remain mostly undeciphered as of today have such a small and restricted corpus (I'm thinking of ...
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What is the protocol to determine sample size in phonetic research?

I am doing a simple graduate-student research project with a colleague in the CompSci Department. We want to develop a program that automatically distinguishes a man's voice from a woman's. We ...
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Is language/grammar (mathematically?) scientific (like Math)? Is a grammar construct a delineation = to a math formula? [closed]

Is language itself scientific? Can the way language is used/abused be scientifically evaluated like a Math problem? Can an English sentence be mathematical? Are grammar constructs defined like (100% ...
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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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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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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 don't need great background knowledge in Cognitive Psychology or ...
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