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Linguistics Girl: The Linguistic Librarian is all about language. Learn about the phonology, morphology, and syntax of the English language as well as linguistic theories and more about language in general. The mission of Linguistics Girl is to provide information about all things linguistic to all readers interested in language. Linguistics Girl is written by Heather Johnson.

  • The Functions of “Silent E” in Written English

    E is the most common vowel and letter in the English language. Many words end in e in written English. In...

    Heather JohnsonAugust 7, 2018
  • Types of English Adverbs: Manner, Time, Place, Frequency, Degree

    An adverb is a “word that describes a verb, adjective, other adverb, or clause.” An adverb phrase consists of an adverb...

    Heather JohnsonJuly 13, 2018
  • English Adverb Clauses

    Traditional grammars describe adverb clauses as dependent or subordinate clauses that consist of a subordinating conjunction followed by a clause and...

    Heather JohnsonJuly 11, 2018
  • English P-words

    P-words are prepositions and adverbs that no longer perform prepositional or adverbial functions including particles in phrasal verbs, quasi-modal verbs, and...

    Heather JohnsonJuly 10, 2018
  • Grammatical Form of English P-words

    P-words are prepositions and adverbs that no longer perform prepositional or adverbial functions. P-words are also function words, which are defined...

    Heather JohnsonJuly 9, 2018
  • Using Coordinating Conjunctions as Coordinators

    Notional grammars define conjunctions as words that “link together other words, phrases, and clauses.” Coordinating conjunctions are a type of conjunction...

    Heather JohnsonJuly 7, 2018
  • Grammatical Form of English Postpositions

    Belonging to a grammatical category consisting of a small closed word set, notional grammars define adpositions as “words that indicate a...

    Heather JohnsonJuly 4, 2018
  • Independent Clauses and Dependent Clauses in English Grammar

    Clauses are defined as grammatical structures that contain a subject and a predicate and that are the smallest grammatical unit that...

    Heather JohnsonJuly 3, 2018
  • English Adverbs

    Notional grammars define adverbs as “words that describe verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, and clauses.” An adverb phrase consists of an adverb...

    Heather JohnsonJune 30, 2018
  • Grammatical Aspect

    Grammatical aspect is the grammaticalized expression of the temporal structure of an action or state. Temporal structure roughly relates to duration....

    Heather JohnsonJune 20, 2018
  • The Appositive in English Grammar

    Appositives are words, phrases, and clauses that supports another word, phrase, or clause by describing or modifying the other word, phrase,...

    Heather JohnsonJune 14, 2018
  • English Determiners

    Determiners are a closed class of words that provide information such as familiarity, location, quantity, and number about a noun phrase...

    Heather JohnsonJune 1, 2018
  • Grammatical Forms of English Determiners

    Determiners are a closed class of words that provide information such as familiarity, location, quantity, and number about a noun or...

    Heather JohnsonMay 29, 2018
  • ‘Language’: An Authority in Linguistics

    Language is the scholarly journal published by the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), which is a professional group for linguists founded...

    Heather JohnsonMay 28, 2018
  • The Adverb Phrase Modifier in English Grammar

    Adverb phrase modifiers are words and phrases that that modify or describe an adverb or adverb phrase. Only one grammatical form...

    Heather JohnsonMay 27, 2018