Tuesday November 14, 2006
Mark C. Baker investigates the fundamental nature of nouns, verbs, and adjectives. He claims that the various superficial differences found in particular languages have a single underlying source which can be used to provide better definitions of these "parts of speech". The new definitions are supported by data from languages from every continent. Baker's book argues for a formal, syntax-oriented, and universal approach to the parts of speech, as opposed to the functionalist, semantic, and relativist approaches that have dominated the subject.
Tuesday September 5, 2006
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Saturday July 29, 2006
What's the Connection?
Pop quiz, music lovers. What's the connection between the two New Wave music videos after the jump?
Thursday March 30, 2006
Pop Quiz, Hotshot!
Name two English verbs that are spelled differently, pronounced the same, both of which have a meaning related to the removal of liquid from the interior of something. Answer after the jump.