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Etymological link between “govern” and “born”

No, they are not related. Bear has a very solid, established etymology going back from English to Proto-Germanic to Proto-Indo-European. The PIE root is *bʰer-, and it means ‘bear, carry’ all the way ...
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Recent Breakthroughs in Linguistics

I think a major breakthrough is the wide availability of digital language resources, many of them under open licences with few restrictions (non-commercial use being a typical one). We have now many ...
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Recent Breakthroughs in Linguistics

One thing I had to think of is the parallelism between categories, primarily between verb and noun. This is typically attributed to Chomsky (1970, 'Remarks on nominalization'). Chomsky discusses ...
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