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bio website twitter.com/bricx
location Germany
age 31
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seen May 24 '12 at 17:32
I enjoy working on two unrelated fields:
  • theoretical linguistics, with a focus on syntax
  • software development
  • My working languages for programming are currently: C# Well, not that much. But I have experience in (from short scripts to not-so-short scripts) more. I like learning (programming) languages.

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    awarded  Yearling
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    awarded  Nice Answer
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    awarded  Yearling
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    comment Why do you say “so do I”?
    I see. Is it possible to have contrastive focus on nor, rarely etc. or do they have to be topical? My starting argument did not hold, but maybe the information structual properties were right?
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    awarded  Nice Answer
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    awarded  Yearling
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    answered Opposite of “mute” or “silence” as verb
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    awarded  Nice Answer
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    answered Can I start a sentence with a singular noun with no article?
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    comment Linguistic name for verbs like 'want', 'expect', 'beg',
    And please promise to also mention subject control verbs, like...er... what's that verb again? ;-)
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    answered What are the following words called: Am, Is, Are, Was, Were, Be, Being, Been?
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    answered English term for a word that differs from another one by just one letter
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    awarded  Scholar
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    accepted Should I use “speaker” or “loud speaker” to refer to the signal → vibration → sound thingy?
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    awarded  Supporter
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    comment Is correct to use an adjective as appositive?
    Ah, great :-) I guess I should go exercise my reading skills. Thanks for pointing (all) these things out to me.
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    awarded  Student
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    comment Why English pronunciation differs so much from written language, compared to German?
    To nitpick: The sound <-> letter mapping in german is not as 1:1 as one might think. Given e.g. the sound [t], there are various ways to write it: t, tt, d, dt. Conversely, the letter <d> can be [t], [d] or part of <dt>, which is [t]. That aside, English has far more irregularities than German does.
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    answered Is correct to use an adjective as appositive?
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    answered Are there rules about using “that” to join two clauses?