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Are there any languages that either effectively don't have verbs or that somehow get around using a "standard" verb system?

There are no natlangs I'm aware of that have been conclusively shown to entirely lack a lexical distinction between nouns and verbs although some come close (e.g. Salishan languages). However, it is ...
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The Liar's Paradox : a linguistic perspective

The problem with "This sentence is false" is that it would seem to be a true sentence if and only if it is a false sentence. From this, we can infer that it is not a true sentence AND not a ...
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What is the relationship between complement, adjunct, argument and modifier?

Unfortunately, many technical terms in linguistics are ambiguous, because they are used differently in different traditions. "Complement" and "adjunct" are a case in point. It is ...
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