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The more economical we are managing our grammar, the better we do. Everybody speaks or writes in real time. There is often no time to think about rules and definitions.
We can choose how we think up our matter.
There are four Aspects in English, the Simple, Progressive, Perfect, and Perfect Progressive. If we can map these Aspects with four prepositions, ON, IN, TO, and AT, how is that for a good language economy?
When we take up a language course, we most often think how far or high we can get with the approach the tutors offer. Language Mapping has been good enough to take me, its inventor, through university study of American English. My defended graduation work tells about language learning and use. The Master of Arts level does not have to mark the end of the way.
Language Mapping is pragmatic. Everyone has one PRESENT, one PAST, and one FUTURE really. With our 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 can remain with envisioning time in three fields.
Fields can help notice that the verb WILL maps on the FUTURE already in its PRESENT form.
to the walk-through.
See how we can work with human natural cognitive variables.
Why think about cognitive variables, if tense patterns have not changed in centuries?
The term “cognitive variables” does not mean we talk only about matters that change, especially much or often. Cognitive variables are values we can apply flexibly.
HERE ARE TWO REAL-LIFE AND LANGUAGE FACTS.
FACT ONE: There is not and there cannot be a grammar rule to tell whether we want to say we live somewhere, we are living, have lived, or we have been living. Everyday language, formal or colloquial, is not a multiple-choice test. It is up to our resolve, to express own thought.
FACT TWO: At the same time, 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 human natural variables for space, in English.
We can symbolize grammatical Aspects as extents. Activities IN progress are not full extents of our cognitive 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 visualize language, for our cognitive mapping values.
Visualization is only to help. We work to make flexible language habits. The idea began as my spontaneous invention. There are four Aspects in English anyway: why not map them with prepositions?
My idea already has proved effective. Altogether, I was a teacher for about ten years. Students did not have to memorize or reverberate, and if there was need to recur to previous study, it was not often.
Language Mapping is my conscious language strategy. I continued to develop it during my university study.
We do not change American English at all. The idea just fits the language as it is. We can refer for examples to the
This is a dream come true. And I’m loving every minute of it.
(NBC_Today Sun as in the Corpus of Contemporary American English, COCA).
We base our language logic on our earthling basic variable. It can help us make sense with the stative verb use, the words for love, hate, and thinking (Chapter 8.1).
The course is not to work on isolated speech parts or structures. It is to offer a language strategy. Posts are not independent units. Feel welcome to browse chapter paths in the menu, step-by-step.
Our earthling logic does not require prescriptive rules. The grammar course does not have even one rule.
For example, we perceive and work on language form, and develop Form Relativity. Our linguistic relativity is not about families or physics. It tells about a regularity we find in many languages (Chapter 10).
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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