English Phonology

Distribution of Phonemes English, like all other languages, has its unique phonological rules regarding the distribution of phonemes. These rules are called phonotactics. Phonotactics describe permissible sequence of phonemes in a language; such as which phonemes can (or cannot) occur in certain positions in words and which can or cannot cluster (combine).  For example, not... Continue Reading →

Good Writing Requires More Than Creativity

Both models represent the same information: the structure of language. However, each model creates a different mental picture because the visuals are different. The first model divides the structure of language into three broad components - pronunciation, grammar, meaning - before subdividing each component into two aspects. The units of language gets larger as you... Continue Reading →

Learning from ‘please’

Word sums of the base<please> please + es  -->  pleases please + ed -->  pleased please + ing  --> pleasing please + er  -->  pleaser please + ure  --> pleasure please + ant  --> pleasant dis + please  -->  displease dis + please + es  --> displeases dis + please + ed  --> displeased dis... Continue Reading →

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