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A generative American English grammar




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.



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.


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.


Travelers Part Two book icon2We 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 definitions or rules. We visualize, we use concepts. We refer to natural learning, that is, child language acquisition. Language time frame and gravity are helpful ideas.






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.


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:

TX 7-497-087, TX 7-648-439.

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Try something: form relativity

Teachers, authors, and books do not agree on what we call what in grammar. Some reject the Conditional completely. We can have another thought: Language Form Relativity . . .

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

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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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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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