Grammar web log

A generative American English grammar



Link to paths of Part 1

We people live ON Earth. We usually view lands or seas as extents. We give at least psychological borders to areas IN which we are. We perceive routes and ways TO places. We happen to be AT landmarks and places. Such are natural human variables for space, in English.

We can employ these variables for language (Chapter 4).

We do not have to abandon classic grammars.

4 Aspects (The website has a darker layout, to be easy on the eyes for longer reading. If you would like it brighter, please adjust your screen. :) )

With Language Mapping, we can have grammar names as the Conditional, Unreal Past, or Future in the Past for figurative labels we just operate or desist. We remain with envisioning time in three fields. Everyone has one PRESENT, one PAST, and one FUTURE really.

 Three fields to represent the Past, Present, and Future

 We can view our knowledge as the light we have. Knowledge needs memory. We happen to forget the detail in PAST things, as the study matter we do not work with. We can envision the light as with a setting sun: there is shine enough, if we want to return to the matter. We do not have memories of the FUTURE, but we can plan our learning: our shine can be as with sunrise. It is our PRESENT we are most capable of shaping.

We can get along well with classic grammars. All books can tell the Aspect. Our values can make learning easier and faster.


4 aspects compared with variables



We can have the value ON for our earthling basic variable. It can help us make sense with the stative verb use, the words for love, hate, and thinking.


Our lives, experiences, knowledge, or personalities can be our thinking grounds. We can symbolize the grounds as logical extents.

Activities IN progress are not full extents of our grounds. We can tell what has happened TO a time or event we choose to mark, as well as what we have been progressing AT.

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We learn to think real-time. We do not memorize. Importantly, we do not change language. We refer for examples to the Corpus of Contemporary American English, COCA.

Our earthling logic does not require prescriptive rules. We visualize, we use concepts and variables. We refer to natural learning, that is, child language acquisition.


We perceive and work on language form. This allows common sense and Form Relativity, rather than the Conditional or Unreal Past. Our linguistic relativity is not about families or physics. It tells about a regularity we find in many languages.


Link to chapter 10. Linguistic form relativity
Link to Chapter 10. Linguistic relativity






Link to all paths of Part 2 

To  the Upper Intermediate level, the grammar venture consists of 4 parts

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The work is registered with the US Library of Congress:

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Other pieces

Grammar ― why think about space


As Miller and Johnson-Laird put it, “The intimate relation of space and time concepts is most apparent in motion, which involves both spatial and temporal changes”. Reference to place belongs with human minds, and language has it.


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Parameters and devices


I am unable to develop any fondness for the term “device”. We mostly associate devices with things to be operated, and no such governance over speech could be my ideal.

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Other places


The toolbox republic


My HubPages: Pure nonsense remains cherished in Poland. Born in Poland — and no one ever has choice on the place — you cannot change your citizenship unless the President allows it, says a regulation.

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The conscious mind of Emily Dickinson


My Language and Mind: When we look at poetry by Emily Dickinson today, we get strange big letters and a multitude of dashes which yet cannot give the special Bees, Birds, or Ears any real sense. To blame the reader — “you know, the author was a mystic, metaphysical, only high minds get it” — a Mystical Bee remains unappealing on a High Mind as well.

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