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Mark Beadles
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How does alcohol affect the ability to speak a second language?

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Do onomatopoeias resist sound change?

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Why do so many core Romanian words with Latin roots come from different roots than in the other Romance languages?

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Are there ablaut changes in romance languages?

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Where does the "t" in some words like "night" and "fight" come from?

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Would an extended alphabet have been a hindrance to inventing computer technology?

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How do linguists distinguish between case endings and postpositions, especially in languages which have both and/or have no traditional grammar?

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How usual is it for languages to have both prepositions and postpositions?

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What are the historical origins of terms for north, south, east and west?

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What is the sound law to describe the etymology of “helix” and “vulva”?

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Why did Greek never develop into other languages like Latin?

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Declinable conjunctions

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IPA transcription of the American English "bunched" /r/

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Are the inflectional endings in English known to have evolved from separate words or do they go too far back into PIE to know?

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When an outsider describes family relationships, which point of view are they using?

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Why does "brother" have the instrumental case in this Polish sentence?

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Are there any extinct phonemes in Russian?

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Is rhyming a uniquely English language construct?

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Are there languages with contrasting unvoiced aspirated, unaspirated, and ejective stops?

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What are the main accents of modern Russian among native speakers?

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Is there a proposed parameter of 'copula-drop'?

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The meaning of "what"?

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How did the Portuguese pronoun "se" take on these other functions?

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Are English 'butterfly', German 'Butterfliege' and Dutch 'botervlieg' cognates?

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Focus-marking in different varieties of Spanish

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Is whispering transcribed in IPA?

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Plural form as respect form - based on what?

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Using the word "dream" as hope for the future across languages

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Is Slavic [zima] ("winter") derived from "snow"?

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House vs. home in other languages