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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.

  • Grammatical Mood in English

    Grammatical mood is defined as a set of distinctive verb forms that express modality. Modality is the grammaticalized expression of the...

    Heather JohnsonApril 8, 2013
  • Grammatical Voice in English

    Grammatical voice is loosely defined as the grammaticalized expression of relationships between predicate and nominal functions such as subject and object....

    Heather JohnsonApril 7, 2013
  • Tense and Aspect of English Verbs

    All finite, or conjugated, verbs in English express grammatical tense and grammatical aspect. Tense is the grammaticalized expression of the location...

    Heather JohnsonApril 6, 2013
  • Grammatical Aspect in English

    Grammatical aspect can be defined as the grammaticalized expression of the temporal structure of an action or state. Temporal structure roughly...

    Heather JohnsonApril 5, 2013
  • Grammatical Tense in English

    Grammatical tense can be defined as the grammaticalized expression of the location in time of an action or state. Verb tense...

    Heather JohnsonApril 4, 2013
  • The English Interrogative Pronoun System

    Interrogative pronouns are a type of pronoun that take the place of another word, phrase, or clause. Similar to interrogative determiners,...

    Heather JohnsonApril 3, 2013
  • Grammatical Form of English Verb Clauses

    Consisting of a subject and a predicate, clauses are the smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition. Verb clauses...

    Heather JohnsonApril 2, 2013
  • The English Demonstrative Pronoun System

    Demonstrative pronouns are a type of pronoun that take the place of another word, phrase, or clause. Like demonstrative determiners, demonstrative...

    Heather JohnsonApril 1, 2013
  • Grammatical Form of English Adverb Clauses

    Similar to the adverb and adverb phrases in grammatical function, an adverb clause is a dependent or subordinate clause that consists...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 30, 2013
  • The English Indefinite Pronoun System

    Traditional grammars defined pronouns as “small words that take the place of nouns and noun phrases.” In additional to the personal...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 29, 2013
  • The Subject Complement in English Grammar

    Subject complements are defined as words, phrases, and clauses that follow a copular, or linking, verb and refer back to modify,...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 28, 2013
  • Grammatical Form of English Nouns

    Traditional grammars define nouns as “words that refer to people, places, things, and ideas.” Pronouns are a subcategory of nouns. Noun...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 27, 2013
  • Grammatical Forms of English Noun Phrases

    A noun phrase is a phrase in which a noun functions as the head of the phrase plus any determiners, modifiers,...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 26, 2013
  • Possessive Nouns in English

    Possessive nouns are nouns that indicate a possession of or some other relationship to another word or phrase. In the English...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 25, 2013
  • Irregular Plural Nouns in English

    Prototypical English nouns have both singular and plural forms. Singular nouns refer to one “person, place, thing, or idea” while plural...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 23, 2013