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Abbreviations in Science and Technology

Because of the bewildering variety of abbreviations for scientific and technological terms and the inconsistency of treatment, writers and editors are advised to consult with publications like The Chicago Manual of Style or a handbook specific to a scientific discipline or to an industry to confirm standard modes of abbreviation for specific terms. This post […]

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The Word of the Year for 2016

Each year, several major lexicographers release their word of the year—the term that, among the most frequently looked-up words during the previous twelve months, has most prominently captured the zeitgeist. This post discusses the 2016 selections. Merriam-Webster selected surreal, a word apropos for a year in which various seemingly irrational, inexplicable events occurred. The dictionary […]

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5 Verbs Mistakes You Should Stop Making Today

1) I seen vs. I saw Incorrect: “I seen the movie last week.” Correct: “I saw the movie last week.” 2) I been vs. I have been Incorrect: “I been there!” Correct: “I have (I’ve) been there!” 3) I done vs. I did Incorrect: “I done the homework.” Correct:”I did the homework.” 4) We was vs. we were Incorrect: “We was just about to […]

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Anglofoni e comprensione grammaticale

Secondo una ricerca realizzata dalla Northumbria University, una notevole percentuale di anglofoni madrelingua non è in grado di comprendere alcune frasi di base.   The findings – which undermine the assumption that all speakers have a core ability to use grammatical cues – could have significant implications for education, communication and linguistic theory. The research, […]

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Castilla-La Mancha, Tierra de gramáticos

Éste es uno de los territorios con mas fondo histórico en lo relativo a la reflexión sobre la lengua castellana. Sin ánimo de exhaustividad, espigamos, en las siguientes líneas, algunos nombres de castellano-manchegos que forman parte de la historia de la lingüística española En Castilla-La Mancha la historia de la lingüística arranca de antiguo, con […]

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Study suggests grammar is grimmer than Chomsky claims

The findings – which undermine the assumption that all speakers have a core ability to use grammatical cues – could have significant implications for education, communication and linguistic theory. The research, conducted by Dr Ewa Dabrowska, showed that basic elements of core English grammar had not been mastered by some native speakers. The project assumed […]

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