Modern Hebrew: old or new? (Part 3)

May 20, 2011 by

In the previous posting, I discussed word order patterns in Modern Hebrew and suggested that while the influence of the revivalists’ native tongues — Russian, Yiddish, Polish — cannot be denied, Modern Hebrew seems...

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Languages of France: part 2

Sep 3, 2010 by

In yesterday’s posting we reviewed a number of languages spoken in France which are not closely related to (Standard) French, such as Basque and Catalan (mostly spoken in Spain), Walloon and Flamand (mostly spoken in the...

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On Null subjects and related phenomena

Aug 25, 2010 by

In the latest posting I stated that Universal Grammar is a catalog of significant differences between languages rather than being a “one-size-fits-all” grammar. These significant differences are formulated as parameters,...

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