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41 votes

What characteristics are unique to English (or at least rare among language as a whole)?

22 votes
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Are Old French and French mutually intelligible?

11 votes

What are the counterpart of Genotype and phenotype in a language?

9 votes

What empirical evidence can be produced that all syntactic structure is binary branching?

7 votes

What is minimalist about the minimalist program?

6 votes
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What is the difference between "Topic" and "Focus"

6 votes

Where did Latin and its descendants retain a case system most recently?

5 votes
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Are there any languages that don't have/use auxiliaries?

5 votes

Isn´t there a contradiction between 'feature-checking' and 'no tampering'?

4 votes

Universal "grammar" for mathematics

3 votes

Are phrase structure grammar and/or dependency grammar legitimate theories for describing the cognitive structure of syntax?

3 votes
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What motivates / allows preposition stranding in English, but disallows it in other languages, like Mandarin?

3 votes

Usage of definite articles in Germanic and Romance languages

3 votes
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How are topic-phrases represented in X-bar trees

3 votes

How do formal theories analyse the syntax of polysynthetic languages?

3 votes

Grammar framework features that are not supported cross-linguistically

3 votes
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Chomsky's Universal grammar and Evolution of human languages

3 votes
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Would it be possible to discover through linguistics if any non-human languages influenced known language families?

3 votes

Pro-Drop Typology in Indo-European Languages

2 votes

Can a language have both nominative/accusative and ergative/absolutive syntactic systems in its syntactic structure?

2 votes

Language shift because of contact or interest

2 votes
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Syntax-semantics interface

2 votes

In cultures where genders speak different language varieties, how do genders quote each other?

2 votes

Are there any specific traits in Italian which make it different from other Romance languages?

1 vote

Are doubled questions in sign languages arbitrary?

1 vote

Why do certain verbs not accept the ergative schema whereas they accept the mediopassive (middle) one?

1 vote

Contingent grammaticality

1 vote
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Head to head movement

1 vote
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What languages have been documented using Minimalism?

1 vote

Am I a native English speaker? (born I Hungary, lived in US from age 3)