Elemental Linguistics

The Essential Elements of Linguistics

11 – Big Reading Works
11-Big Reading Works! A man walks into a library. He says to the librarian, “Can I have a hamburger and some French fries?” The librarian says, “Sir, this is a library.”  “Oh right. I’m sorry,” says the man in a quiet voice. “Can I have a hamburger and some... Read more
12 – Language is Chunky
The monster walked slowly up to the four boys. It opened its mouth wide. Its mouth was so big that its face disappeared. And the boys only saw teeth, hundreds of ugly teeth. It was a scary sight, but one boy was not scared. He walked up to the... Read more
13 – Good Language Learners
13 – Good Language Learners Some learners learn better or faster than others. Some learners have confidence. Some lack confidence. Some learners show strong motivation to learn, and some lack that drive. Some learners succeed, and other learners fail. But these differences can change. A failure can become a... Read more
14 – Language Learning and Tech
In the movie Mars Attacks, aliens come to earth. With the world watching, they land their ship, and they come out. Their leader walks down and greets a military leader from the United States. The alien says, “Ack, ack, ack, ack!” A scientist in a white lab coat works... Read more