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Method for Self Teaching
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Here are a few suggestions: There is a MOOC being offered through Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/course/humanlanguage The virtual linguistics campus has some good content and is well taught but ...

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Looking for a database of minimal pairs
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For future people who may need this, I ended up writing a webscraper and compiling everything from www.minpairs.talktalk.net. You can view/download the corpus here: https://docs.google.com/...

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How many levels to approach language exist in linguistics?
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It all depends on what sort of questions you want to ask about language. One way to divide up language is by breaking it into its constituent compositional parts. Phonetics - studies the physical ...

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How do you determine phonetic similarity between sets of words?
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Update here: I ended up using phonological corpus tools to calculate the phonological edit distance between sets of transcriptions. If interested my code is over here.

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Conflation of "sense of touch" with "emotional well-being"?
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This isn't a full answer to your question, but I'd like to point out that there's some good evidence that there are little to no universals in language. (relevant paper here: http://www.princeton.edu/~...

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How do 'semantics' and 'meaning' differ?
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I think that this really boils down to level of analysis. (Formal) semantics asks: are there atomic units of meaning, and if so, how do they combine to form linguistic meaning? Of course, this is not ...

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