Day: April 8, 2017

What are the purposes of doing a research study on how dialects impact gender?

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Posted in categories: General Language, Linguistics

As Joe Devney said, depends on the study, but I have a fair guess. That would be gender, presumably, as in grammatical gender, in those languages that have them. The wording would then presumably be something more like how does assignment of entities to particular genders vary from one dialect to another within the same […]

Is language production very important in order to be good at reading comprehension in classical or biblical languages?

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Posted in categories: Ancient Greek, Linguistics

It certainly is not regarded by most language teachers as important. Latin and Greek prose composition, which required students to produce original text (even if as a pastiche of Thucydides or Caesar) was huge a century ago, and I get the impression is extinct now. There are some ancient Greek text books that trying to […]