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Word Origins: Why Do We Call It That?

Why do we call football “soccer”?

During the late nineteenth century, leaders of a dozen football clubs gathered at a London tavern to establish the rules of football and created Association Football. 211 more words


Review: Chomsky for Beginners

Chomsky for Beginners by David Cogswell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As a linguistics student, reading about Chomsky reminds me that even a practitioner on the humanities could make a significant contribution on how we run our world. 197 more words


John Stoddart's The Philosophy of Language: the "last truly universalist work"

Joseph L. Subbiondo
California Institute of Integral Studies


Sir John Stoddart (1773-1856) served as England’s advocate in Malta from 1803-1807, editor of The Times… 2,540 more words


How a PhD in linguistics prepared me for motherhood

Annabelle Lukin

Unlike most newborns, on his arrival into the world, my newly-minted son found himself in the arms of someone well-versed in the most fiercely contested question in contemporary linguistics: is language innate? 988 more words


A Brief Essay on Noam Chomsky’s Language Acquisition Theories

My Reflections on Language Acquisition

Nathanial Isaacson

Fresno Pacific University

(Minor adjustments were made from the official essay that I provided the university)


There are many important realms in the field of linguistics. 3,029 more words

Fresno Pacific

Nature or nurture in language acquisition? SOPHIE BRODIE explores the views of two heavyweights!

The age old question of how children acquire language is still very much a subject of debate, one for which a definite conclusion has yet to be drawn. 747 more words

University Of Chester