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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.

  • 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
  • The Determiner Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Determiner phrase heads are words that function as the heads of determiner phrases. A determiner phrase consist of two or more...

    Heather JohnsonMay 26, 2018
  • The Adpositional Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Encompassing both prepositional phrase heads and postpositional phrase heads, adpositional phrase heads are words that function as the heads of adpositional...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 16, 2018
  • The Postpositional Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Similar to prepositional phrase heads, postpositional phrase heads are words that function as the heads of postpositional phrases. A postpositional phrase...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 15, 2018
  • ESL Recipe Lesson Plan: Practice the Imperative Mood

    Many English language learners hope to function fully and completely in the English language. Learning to follow and write recipes is...

    Heather JohnsonFebruary 25, 2018
  • The Postpositional Complement in English Grammar

    Postpositional complements are defined as the word, phrase, or clause that directly precedes the postposition and completes the meaning of the...

    Heather JohnsonJanuary 27, 2018
  • The Affective Filter Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism

    Linguist and educator Stephen Krashen proposed the Monitor Model, his theory of second language acquisition, in Principles and practice in second...

    Heather JohnsonJanuary 23, 2018
  • The Input Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism

    Stephen Krashen is a linguist and educator who proposed the Monitor Model, a theory of second language acquisition, in Principles and...

    Heather JohnsonJanuary 22, 2018
  • The Monitor Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism

    Stephen Krashen is an educator and linguist who proposed the Monitor Model as his theory of second language acquisition in his...

    Heather JohnsonJanuary 21, 2018