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Sociolinguistics / Language and Power
« Last post by eleapost on March 13, 2018, 03:08:44 AM »
Hello to all. This text is taken from Fairclough's book and i need your clarification/help. Can someone help me understand the following text and rewrite it?
(1) P: Did you get a look at the one in the car?
. (2) w: I saw his face, yeah.
(3) P: What sort of age was he?
(4) w: About 45. He was wearing a ...
(5) P: And h9)'V tall?
(6) w: Six foot one.
(7) P: Six foot one. Hair?
(8) w: Dark and curly. Is this going to take long? I've got to
collect the kids from school.
(9) P: Not much longer, no. What about his clothes?
(10) w: He was a bit scruffy-looking, blue trousers, black ...
(11) P: Jeans?
(12) w: Yeah.Think of cases where a feature of discourse may be interpreted in
different ways depending on what social conventions people are
operating with - like the example of w's interpretation of the lack of
acknowledgements. Can people resist a particular set of conventions by
insisting on interpreting features according to another set? Try rewriting
the text with w in the position of resisting the conventions which the
interviewer is operating with, specifically in respect of the lack of
acknowledgement of information.
Linguist's Lounge / Where google fails, ask a linquist
« Last post by dravexpress on March 12, 2018, 07:00:46 PM »

My wife and I have been engaged in a great debate, and a simple google search has failed to resolve it.  We pose to you this inquiry involving the use of "could have" "should have" and "would have" and whether or not using them alters verb tenses following them.

I did the dishes.  (correct)
I done the dishes. (wrong)

I would have did the dishes. (wrong?)
I would have done the dishes. (right?)

Does the use of would have, could have, or should have alter which is the correct choice to use properly?
Sociolinguistics / Youth Slang and questionnaire
« Last post by Jula on March 12, 2018, 12:35:43 AM »
Hi everyone,

I am a French student and I'm doing my master's thesis in linguistics.  I am comparing French and English youth slang at different levels : morphological, semantical and sociolinguistical. I have this very short questionnaire that I would like to share with you so that you can fill it in (only English speaking people , please !) if you've got time. We can discuss it afterwards if you wish !

Here is the link :

Thanks for your help !

I need some suggestions for my reason of doing my research, why should I research about aviation.
The word formation is the linguistic case that I bring for aviation matter.
Strengthened reasons will be helpful. Thank you. Zakri
Feedback, Help and Forum Policy / Help me making my research reason strong
« Last post by zakriii on March 10, 2018, 12:08:29 PM »
Hello for everyone, I hope the forum will help me out
I am a student and I am doing research about word formation
I have acknowledge the types of word formation based on O' Grady's theory.
However, the object of my research is aviation matter (pilot and ATC).
I got some ideas to make the reason but I think its not strong enough since the reason is outside of the research. It's  "this research is important since they put people safety at stake".
Please help me, thank you.
Feedback, Help and Forum Policy / Re: Question about profile editing
« Last post by Muikkunen on March 09, 2018, 02:11:48 AM »
Thank you for the answer!
Feedback, Help and Forum Policy / Re: Question about profile editing
« Last post by Daniel on March 09, 2018, 12:31:34 AM »
You should be able to access those settings via the menu above: Profile > Forum Profile.

A few settings are disabled for accounts under 5 posts. But you have 4 now, so just reply here once and everything should be enabled. If there are any problems let me know.
Feedback, Help and Forum Policy / Question about profile editing
« Last post by Muikkunen on March 08, 2018, 05:11:47 PM »
Is it possible to include more information to my profile and add a signature?
Phonetics and Phonology / Re: Phonology problems
« Last post by Muikkunen on March 08, 2018, 04:59:28 PM »
Your term "short syllable" is mildly problematic.
Sorry, I meant short vowels.
Thank you for the reply. I will think more about this task.
Phonetics and Phonology / Re: Phonology problems
« Last post by panini on March 08, 2018, 04:43:17 PM »
Isn't the undelying vowel /a/ rather than /ə/? I think it might be an example of vowel reduction, when /a/ is centralized to /ə/ in unstressed and short syllables.
Your term "short syllable" is mildly problematic. Vowels can be short or long, but syllables are light ~ open ~ heavy ~ closed. If the syllable has a final C, it is closed, and if it ends with a vowel it is open. Whether or not a syllable of the kind CVC is heavy or light depends on the language, and these data don't indicate that "heavy" vs. "light" is relevant in the language. If you make the correct assumption about the direction of the change, then a simple conjunction of two properties of the vowel will give you the rule (both must be true: you wording could be interpreted as "...either, or").
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