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In multilingual dialogues, which factors determine the language the speaker chooses for a given word or phrase?

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Do descriptivists differ from prescriptivists in how, or whether, they determine correctness?

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Body parts and metaphor

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Are there languages that mark different types of volition or causality morphologically?

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What is the difference between "or" and "either...or"?

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Is a Gerund-Participial a "clause adjunct" or a "noun/adjective post-modifier"?

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Distinction between definiteness and specificity

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What is the proper term for this part of a statement?

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List of English words that came from specific words in Latin

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How do linguists find the etymology?

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Why are /t/ and /d/ sometimes affricated before /ɹ/ in English?

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Is there a term for "the number of words that must follow a given word to complete a phrase"?

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Do we have any idea how widespread NPIs are?

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What's this structure called? (prepositional relative clauses)

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Perception of time

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Have very many linguists studied the structure of sentence fragments used in informal conversation?

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Answering Tag Questions

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Are there papers/books about complex sentence formation in English?

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What are the most common reasons for (synchronic) word-order changes in isolating languages?

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What is the functional or semantic distinction between proximate and obviative person deixis?

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How many moras in [steak]? I produced two moras.

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Grimm's law: what motivates stop -> fricative sound change?

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An East Asian sprachbund?

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Can one avoid using the notion of meaning when defining syntax and pragmatics?

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Are modern chuch Latin and classical Latin different languages?

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Raised object vs. Subordinate subject (I didn't want 'Kim' mistreating my cat)

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Almost half crazy vs Almost half sane

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What is the structure of the sentence "For Bill to have been arrested so soon was disappointing." according to the GB theory

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Can adjuncts be arguments?

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Phonosemantics: Doubts on the dimensions of verbs