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Why does common vernacular end up being the de facto way of speaking over-time?

Throughout history, it seems that the common vernacular has always overpowered the languages that had been taught to the more educated. Notable examples would be: Greek in Rome, being the language of ...
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“Such” as a pronoun and “Reduction Transformations”

I just ran into this in the novel "Pride and Prejudice" -"Ah! you do not know what I suffer." -"But I hope you will get over it, and live to see many young men of four thousand a year come into ...
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Hypotheses for floating quantifier's positions in generative grammar

Regarding the floating quantifiers' theory on external argument's movement. These data raises two different problems: a) The dogs ALL should have been petted. b) *The dogs should have been ALL ...
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