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Question the Premises of Society and Science
Question the ultimate validity of the basic premises of society, in particular, scientific theory. Do not accept concepts or statements as truthful simply due to weight of tradition or learned opinion. The synthesis of these statements is a healthy skepticism...
Religion & Philosophy >> Philosophy
Nauthiz
Welcome again to the Rune-of-the-Month Club. Actually, it seems like it's become more like the Rune-of-the-Season Club, since the last time I sat down to write one of these, I was snowed it; and now, daytime highs are well into the 80's! I'll try to write a...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Eihwaz
It's been less than two weeks since I wrote the article for Jera; so it looks like I'm back on track. This Rune is both fascinating and multifaceted! Both the Sheils and Edred Thorsson identify Eihwaz with Yggdrasil, the Norse World Tree or Cosmic Axis. The...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Tiwaz
Welcome to Tyr’s Aett, the third and final aett (group of eight) of the Elder Futhark. Tiwaz is the name of this aett’s first rune in reconstructed Common Germanic. Its name became first Teiws in Gothic, then later Tiw or Tiu in Anglo-Saxon and Tyr in Old...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Ehwaz
The third rune of the third aett bears the reconstructed Common Germanic name Ehwaz. Later, its name became Aihws in Gothic (note how archaic Gothic is), and still later, Eh in Anglo-Saxon. If you remember that “k” in Indo-European changed to “h” in Germanic,...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Laguz/Laukaz
This rune, the fifth rune of the third aett and twenty-first of the Elder Futhark, has two names. Kenaz/Kaunaz is the other rune with two names. Laguz is the best-known name of today’s rune. It means “lake.” Laukaz is the alternative name and means “leek,” a...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Samhain - October 31st
The Celtic year is divided into halves, marked by the two great Fire Festivals of Samhain and Beltaine. The period from Samhain to Beltaine is called "an Ghrian beag" or the "lessor Sun", and the period from Beltaine to Samhain is called &q...
Holidays >> Samhain

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The myth of language universals: Language diversity and its
On the question of linguistic universals
The Myth of Language Universals: Language diversity and its
Linguistic Universals and Language Variation (UniVar)
sociolects, learner language variation and variation as a result of language contact.

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Zellig Harris: From American
Linguistics,” Harris was certainly an important forerunner, if not a founding figure, of transformational analysis — part and parcel of the Chomskian project of revealing “deep structure” in language and discovering linguistic universals.

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Linguistic universal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A linguistic universal is a pattern that occurs systematically across natural languages, potentially true for all of them.
Linguistic Universals Handout
Jul 30, 2002 Linguistic Universals (from Fromkin & Rodman, 1988, p. 18-19, as cited in de Valenzuela, 1998, pp. 125-6).
Linguistic Universals
It can be argued that when the Phoenicians invented the alphabet, they discovered a linguistic universal, namely the phoneme...
: Linguistic Universals and Universal Grammar
Linguistic Universals and Universal Grammar.
Linguistic universals and - University of Massachusetts Amherst
Reflections, retrospective and prospective, about the activities and results of linguistics. Theory and description: methodological desiderata.

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