We humans map our environments. Our maps are cognitive and involve language. We can use cognitive mapping to learn new languages. The articles and links on this site are to show the basics.
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The Conditional has been disputed and criticized. Still, the label might be useful when we want to avoid having to tell someone, ‘if you were you’ , I would not think quite like I ‘were in your shoes’ …
‘It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.’
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, American President
‘Travelers in Grammar’ is a generative grammar course to build on psycholinguistics and spatialization.
The initial four parts are to guide the student from the basics to the Upper Intermediate level as recognized with language schools.
The Advanced Traveler and the Proficient Journey aspire to introduce the student to the writing and reading skills at the Advanced and Proficiency levels of international certifications, allowing some insight in American literature.
If you would be interested in some more of the perspective, please click on the link to the Windows Live group.
‘Form can’t be empty!’ Right, and there is no doubt about it. Invented words are not totally empty, however. They have their function for their content.
Psycholinguistic research has showed that kids can do excellent with invented words. Time and again, they coin words and play with their grammar forms. Invented words help focus on how words work.
‘No, no, no, no!’ another might shout. ‘Not the language of Chaucer and Shakespeare! Four prepositions? Ridiculous! Language is an art, metaphor, and abstract ideation!’
Students may yet choose to follow the eagle.