Tag: english

61 What characteristics are unique to English (or at least rare among language as a whole)? 2012-08-15T18:30:24.147

33 Why are certain there-sentences infelicitous in English? 2011-09-22T13:18:10.810

32 Why do Japanese people have difficulties in pronouncing English? 2017-05-02T10:47:25.207

27 Why does English not have a cognate of words like heter, in Swedish, or llama, in Spanish, etc? 2015-02-19T21:51:44.890

25 Why the prevalence of "ph" in transliteration? 2009-12-23T18:29:59.850

20 When does copula absence occur in African-American Vernacular English? 2011-09-14T21:20:37.263

18 What makes a non-native English speaker sound foreign? 2011-09-24T12:31:39.207

18 Is spoken English more efficient than other languages? 2012-09-10T20:55:45.790

17 Why did English lose declensions while German retained them? 2014-03-31T14:34:06.360

16 English text corpus for download 2013-08-22T10:49:48.407

14 Are American English and British English growing closer together or drifting further apart? 2015-07-30T02:49:45.093

13 Do absolute synonyms exist? 2012-06-06T14:35:59.393

13 The Origin of the Word 'God' 2012-07-10T13:27:57.687

13 Are Written and Spoken English distinct languages? 2012-09-24T20:46:47.533

13 Do the words "angst" and "anxiety" share a common root? 2016-04-30T15:19:04.437

12 Diachronic devoicing of initial lenis plosives in English 2012-08-23T22:58:39.697

11 Can prepositional phrases with "of" ever be adjuncts to nouns, or only complements in English? If they can't be adjuncts, why? 2011-10-12T17:31:34.793

11 What languages are the most similar to English? 2012-08-25T20:40:07.887

11 Why did England not maintain French as a spoken language? 2013-08-12T22:44:43.847

11 Do dialects without the meet-meat merger neutralize the distinction in some contexts? 2015-10-09T04:58:28.760

10 Why exactly is *“I Am America (And So Can You!)” ungrammatical? 2012-05-24T04:25:13.277

10 Why IPA does not indicate "soft" consonants in English? 2012-08-01T05:19:10.023

10 What is this feature of British English called? 2013-02-15T23:16:21.110

10 Universals and emphatic pronouns 2013-12-26T22:04:12.920

10 Why are there inflections? 2014-04-30T02:48:21.557

10 Is there a reason behind the phenomenon of English becoming more vulgar with time? 2014-12-28T11:51:44.370

10 Why does ISO 639-3 have many language codes for Arabic but only one for English? 2016-04-03T16:41:27.627

10 Why can "autarchy" be spelled with an "k" while other words not? 2017-06-22T08:36:40.583

9 How did the present continuous in English get to be such a dominant present tense? 2011-09-14T03:42:03.787

9 Is there an automatic way of identifying transitive verbs in Computational Linguistics? 2012-04-13T23:30:31.060

9 Etymology of the word "sport" 2012-09-20T19:59:10.223

9 What motivates / allows preposition stranding in English, but disallows it in other languages, like Mandarin? 2013-11-30T22:25:29.523

9 Why can't these English sentences passivize? 2014-02-10T21:28:40.740

9 Why "Kampuchea" → "Cambodia"? 2014-12-29T06:52:53.873

9 How come I cannot get my "oral" English to a native speaker level after 25 years of trying? 2015-10-15T22:24:50.767

9 Is there a word-list for child English? 2018-01-05T17:18:35.567

8 Distinguishing between epistemic and circumstantial readings (without recourse to temporality)? 2011-09-21T16:40:38.140

8 Why is "Aurora Borealis" from Greek, but "Aurora Australis" from Latin? 2011-11-27T18:16:49.693

8 Why in English words is [o] followed by [ʊ]? 2011-12-01T11:03:48.537

8 Is there a term for when words that sound like antonyms are actually synonyms? 2012-07-20T07:00:12.287

8 Why are only yes/no questions asked with a rising tone? 2012-12-20T13:52:46.537

8 Does E. day really come from PIE *dʰegʷʰ- (“to burn”)? 2013-11-11T03:52:54.027

8 Has English caused any Languages to undergo Sound Change or Grammar Change? 2016-07-15T19:17:11.340

8 Is the word "here" a preposition? 2016-12-20T20:53:20.057

8 What is the purpose of Subject-Verb agreement? 2016-12-23T16:04:27.967

8 What came first: «starboard» or «estribor»? 2017-07-10T08:25:07.297

8 Feminisation of men's language? 2017-08-01T20:19:08.980

7 What is the name of the phoneme produced in an upper-class Briton's pronunciation of the word "Duke"? What's different in the articulation? 2011-09-16T02:17:27.000

7 What is the distribution of English dialects that pronounce -day as -[deɪ] vs -[di]? 2011-12-24T05:08:49.450

7 How is Nigerian Standard English categorized? 2012-08-12T22:53:06.877

7 Does English language stand special in terms of phonology? 2012-11-12T04:53:16.063

7 Why did English borrow more from Latin and Greek than, e.g., German did, in scientific and philosophical subjects? 2013-01-18T02:39:08.960

7 Origin of current order pattern in English/German 2013-03-27T15:32:28.263

7 Why did English stop using thou? 2013-05-22T00:31:25.023

7 What are the differences between the French and English [i] and how does it affect the perception? 2013-06-20T10:02:14.303

7 Is the concept of 'long vowel' still relevant in modern English phonology? 2013-06-26T05:34:59.913

7 Are "nine" and "new" etymologically or historically connected? 2013-12-14T01:13:56.477

7 Correct syllabification in (American) English 2014-05-13T15:15:16.153

7 What word did the English use before 'because'? 2015-03-15T03:28:30.660

7 Syntactic status of 'than' 2016-06-02T04:28:16.137

7 When did the concept of constituent movement arise? 2016-07-22T17:53:33.060

7 Are the inflectional endings in English known to have evolved from separate words or do they go too far back into PIE to know? 2017-12-04T05:01:41.893

6 Is a Gerund-Participial a "clause adjunct" or a "noun/adjective post-modifier"? 2012-03-15T19:17:43.870

6 Do these past-participle phrases function as a predicative adjunct or noun post-modifier? 2012-03-16T13:10:06.453

6 Status of "Mmm" or "Hmm" 2012-05-31T10:38:09.347

6 Looking for bi-/tri-lingual dictionaries or corpora 2013-01-25T17:53:27.153

6 Is the word E "able" related to the suffix E "-able"? 2013-02-20T05:37:01.363

6 Common English bigrams / trigrams - recognising that a jumble of letters contain only valid English words 2013-03-22T00:52:10.310

6 What is the name of the grammatical aspect conveyed by the English auxiliary "keep"? 2013-06-06T04:06:40.903

6 Influence of the regulatory bodies in the English language 2013-06-25T21:19:13.427

6 Impossible bigrams in the English Language 2013-07-30T17:44:56.303

6 What is the postfix that makes "figurine" diminutive of "figure"? 2013-10-17T21:21:45.847

6 Epistemic modality inside deontic scope? 2013-12-11T19:41:15.163

6 How did one pronounce an 'r' in Old English? 2014-08-02T00:05:32.213

6 Measuring semantic complexity of a text 2015-08-05T14:10:37.560

6 Substitution of w for g between certain words in French and English 2017-04-19T12:54:55.457

6 Why does "begin" have /g/ instead of /j/ if it's from PG *ginnan? 2017-05-22T18:45:08.360

5 Why does complementiser drop not occur in negative English sentences? 2011-10-08T12:37:56.567

5 Are there any statistics or web services for n-grams of frequent English words? 2011-11-02T16:19:35.943

5 In which varieties of English is it common to front predicates as in "Bought a nice house, he did."? 2012-02-26T04:06:48.533

5 Are English homonyms distinguishable by pitch profile? 2013-01-28T10:28:54.970

5 How is rhoticity distributed among varieties of English? Why is it like this? 2013-03-12T23:45:46.777

5 Why do Richard and Robert become Dick and Bob? 2013-04-28T11:27:55.650

5 Do some dialects of English have a liquid vowels, such as /ɹ/ and /ɫ/? 2013-06-25T15:11:41.590

5 What is the history of the word "addict"? 2013-06-26T02:59:32.170

5 Feelings about formerly more civilized foreigners' words 2013-10-16T03:12:27.393

5 What part of speech is 'found' in this sentence? 2013-12-11T22:06:49.617

5 Different kinds of do's 2014-01-18T17:01:33.530

5 Is 'It' anaphoric or cataphoric, and what is its antecedent/postcedent? 2014-02-22T14:46:43.813

5 Structural ambiguity and 'because' 2014-03-20T07:42:35.240

5 Is the schwa nasalized before a nasal? 2014-03-23T01:43:41.370

5 Why does English have progressive aspect but German does not? 2014-03-29T22:13:03.797

5 need to understand infinitive 2014-05-29T12:54:23.997

5 What's a good minimal pair to highlight interrogative prosody in English? 2014-07-14T16:12:15.337

5 Do native speakers of different languages make different mistakes in English? 2014-07-24T10:13:45.783

5 Ei (egg in German) and eye; Auge (eye in German) and egg 2014-11-16T12:40:06.400

5 Are sound changes regular? 2016-01-21T18:05:48.447

5 What does it mean for a verb to be stative, really? 2016-03-19T09:42:08.877

5 The current status of Irish Gaelic in Ireland 2017-01-26T16:31:21.990