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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.

  • 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
  • The Natural Order Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism

    The Monitor Model as proposed by Stephen Krashen in his influential text Principles and practice in second language acquisition in 1982...

    Heather JohnsonJanuary 20, 2018
  • The Acquisition-Learning 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 19, 2018
  • English Auxiliary Verbs

    Auxiliary verbs are a subcategory of English verbs that provide additional semantic or syntactic information about the main verb in the...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 1, 2016
  • Ambitransitive English Verbs

    Verbs are traditionally defined as “words that describe actions or states of being.” Main or principal English verbs may be either...

    Heather JohnsonFebruary 25, 2016
  • Attributive Ditransitive English Verbs

    Traditional notional grammars define verbs as “action or state of being words.” Transitive verbs in English grammar are main verbs that...

    Heather JohnsonFebruary 23, 2016
  • Ditransitive English Verbs

    Verbs have traditionally been defined as “action or state of being words.” Main verbs, or principal verbs, fall into five categories...

    Heather JohnsonFebruary 18, 2016
  • Monotransitive English Verbs

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

    Heather JohnsonFebruary 16, 2016
  • Transitive English Verbs

    Verbs have traditionally been defined as “action or state of being words.” Main verbs, or principal verbs, fall into five categories...

    Heather JohnsonFebruary 11, 2016
  • 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