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Linguistics Girl

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.

  • Copular English Verbs

    Traditional grammars define verbs as “action or state of being words.” Main verbs, or principal verbs, fall into five categories in...

    Heather JohnsonFebruary 9, 2016
  • Intransitive English Verbs

    Notional grammars define verbs as “action or state of being words.” Main verbs, or principal verbs, fall into five categories in...

    Heather JohnsonFebruary 7, 2016
  • Intensive Pronouns in English Grammar

    Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns, noun phrases, and other grammatical forms. Intensive pronouns are pronouns that add...

    Heather JohnsonJanuary 14, 2016
  • Reflexive Pronouns in English Grammar

    Pronouns are small words that can take the place of nouns, noun phrases, and other grammatical forms. Reflexive pronouns are pronouns...

    Heather JohnsonJanuary 12, 2016
  • The Ideology of Teaching English Prepositions

    An ideology, as defined in the Oxford English Dictionary, is a “systematic scheme of ideas, usually relating to politics or society,...

    Heather JohnsonApril 5, 2015
  • Possessive Pronouns in English Grammar

    Pronouns are small words that can take the place of other grammatical forms such as nouns and noun phrases. Possessive pronouns...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 16, 2015
  • Object Pronouns in English Grammar

    Pronouns are small words that can take the place of nouns, noun phrases, and other grammatical forms. Object pronouns are pronouns...

    Heather JohnsonFebruary 20, 2015
  • Using Adverb Clauses as Adjunct Adverbials

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

    Heather JohnsonJuly 4, 2014
  • Grammatical Function of English Adverb Clauses

    Adverb clauses are defined as subordinate or dependent clauses that consist of a subordinating conjunction followed by a clause and that...

    Heather JohnsonJuly 1, 2014
  • Grammatical Forms of English Determiner Phrases

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

    Heather JohnsonJune 20, 2014
  • The Numeral in English Grammar

    Belonging to a closed class of words, determiners provide information such as familiarity, location, quantity, and number about a noun or...

    Heather JohnsonJune 17, 2014
  • The Quantifier in English Grammar

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

    Heather JohnsonJune 6, 2014
  • The Possessive Interrogative Determiner in English Grammar

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

    Heather JohnsonJune 3, 2014
  • The Present Perfect of Spanish Verbs

    The present perfect is a verb conjugation in the Spanish language that refers to verbs in the present tense, perfect aspect,...

    Heather JohnsonMay 30, 2014
  • The Present Progressive of Spanish Verbs

    The present progressive is a verb conjugation in the Spanish language that refers to verbs in the present tense, progressive aspect,...

    Heather JohnsonMay 27, 2014