In linguistics, what is Constraint-based Grammar?

In linguistics, what is Constraint-based Grammar?

  • MARX & HISTORICAL MATERIALISM

According to Marxist ideology, exactly how do transgender individuals resist capitalism or…

We can certainly suppose that, if Marx were alive today, he might have advice for such resistance. This seems entirely logical considering how capitalism has even firmer roots and dominion than it…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Why did Great Britain fight against the American colonists?

Great Britain fought against the American colonists for several reasons. The first reason is that if Great Britain didn’t respond to the Declaration of Independence issued by the colonists, the…

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  • HISTORY

Why did both the Pilgrims and the Puritans sail to North America?

Both the Pilgrims and the Puritans sailed to North America for various reasons, but religious freedom was the main reason why they came. Because these groups had different beliefs than the Church…

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  • THE TYGER

What question is repeatedly asked in the poem “The Tyger”?

The serial questions that make up the text of William Blake’s “The Tyger” are all variations on a single question, namely, “Who designed and created the Tyger?” The first question asks, “What…

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  • FRANZ KAFKA

Who is Franz Kafka?

Franz Kafka was a twentieth-century author of short stories and novels like The Castle. Kafka was born in Prague (present-day Czech Republic) in 1883 to an Azhkenazi Jewish family. His parents were…

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  • SCIENCE
  1. Why is it harder to overcome the inertia of a bowling ball than a baseball? A. because the…

Hello! 6. Acceleration (instantaneous or average) is of courseC. change in speed ÷ time. Therefore 4. (280 km/s) / (7 s) = 40 (km/s)/s, C. 1. It is not clear whether a balls considered at rest or…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

What does the seventh room and its furnishing look like?

One of Poe’s most well-known short stories, “The Masque of the Red Death” is an atmospheric tale that owes much of its dramatic impact to the lavish descriptions of the setting in Prince Prospero’s…

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  • SCIENCE

Energy is a part of life that society cannot live without. With fossil fuels being more…

Energy is definitely an integral part of our life, whether we talk about electrical energy for various appliances or fuels for cooking or transportation. We can hardly think about life without…

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  • MATH

A- Find the Riemann sum for f(x) = 7 sin x, 0 ≤ x ≤ 3π/2, with six terms, taking the sample…

Hello! Summands of the Riemann sum have a form Δxn⋅f(xn),Δxn⋅f(xn),where segments dndn of length ΔxnΔxn cover the integration segment and each xnxn is in dn.dn. In our problem all length…

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  • HISTORY

What did people use to preserve their food when they didn’t have refrigerators?

Multiple methods of preserving foods have been used throughout history. Among the earliest were drying, smoking, and salting. Each of these methods forced liquid out of a food, making a poor…

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  • A PSALM OF LIFE

Explain “and things are not what they seem”

This line comes from the poem “A Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Longfellow wrote the poem as a sort of response to the belief, often expressed by the Psalms in the Bible, that this…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Why is militarism a good thing? Specifically more for the USA.

It is by no means clear that militarism is actually a good thing for the United States. There are many people, in fact, who would say that it is a bad thing. If, however, we have to assume that…

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  • SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT

How is nature represented in Beowulf and in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight? What is the…

Some of the differences in the portrayals of nature between these two works have to do with a change in time, culture, and religion. Beowulf is an Old English poem, composed some time between the…

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  • TO BUILD A FIRE

What is the most vivid part of London’s story “To Build a Fire”?

In what has been described by some readers as “the coldest story anyone could read,” the most vivid moment may well be during the climax in which the man is freezing and makes his last desperate…

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  • HAMLET

What three reasons does Horatio list for why the ghost of King Hamlet may have returned from the…

This question is in reference to lines 130 and 139 in Act I, Scene 1, when Horatio, on watch with Marcellus and Barnardo, implores the ghost of King Hamlet to tell its business in the realm of…

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  • SELF-RELIANCE

What does Emerson think of people who call for consistency in thought and action and who fear…

In his essay “Self-Reliance,” Ralph Waldo Emerson repudiates those who desire acceptance and who want consistency of thought and action. Very much the individualist, Emerson holds the mantra of…

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  • THE NECKLACE

Compare and contrast “The Necklace” by William H. Coles and “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant.

Guy de Maupassant’s classic short story, “The Necklace,” set in 19th century Paris, is about a middle class woman who longs to be rich. When she borrows and then loses the necklace of the title her…

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  • HOOT

Why is the running boy a mystery to Roy in Hoot?

Several things about the running boy intrigue Roy. Roy first sees him when Roy is on the school bus on the way to school. The fact that the boy, who looks to be about Roy’s age, is not getting on…

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  • SCIENCE

We call lightning a process due to static charges, and say that it is discharge of static…

Static electricity is not necessarily due to friction. While you can see the effects of static electricity by using friction (for example, when you rub a balloon on your hair, the hair will stand…

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  • SCIENCE

What is e=mc^2?

This is the very famous mass energy equivalence equation proposed by the noted physicist Albert Einstein. This equation relates mass and energy of a given system. According to this equation, the…

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  • SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT

In Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, who are the antagonists? What anxieties in the…

The antagonists in Beowulf are primarily monsters, figures of pure evil. Although Unferth is initially dubious about Beowulf, he is won over after the defeat of Grendel, and thus is not purely an…

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  • THROUGH THE TUNNEL

How does Jerry’s journey end, and what does the bay mean to him at the end of the story?

Jerry’s journey ends almost where it began: warm and safe with his mother, but with a new sense that he is happy to be there. Initially, he was eager to go to the “wild bay” rather than to their…

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  • MACBETH

On what page of the collections textbook does Macbeth’s battle with Macduff and Malcolm begin?

I cannot tell you exactly which page of your particular textbook will contain the passages you need, but I can walk you through the scenes that seem to present the information you’re looking for:…

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  • TWELVE ANGRY MEN

In order to convince Juror 8 of the defendant’s guilt, the jurors decide to discuss the facts of…

In Twelve Angry Men, twelve jurors deliberate a murder case, seeking to come to a unanimous decision about whether the boy on trial is guilty of killing his father. Juror 8 begins by saying he…

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  • OLIVER TWIST

What happens to Mr. Bumble?

We first meet Mr. Bumble in the workhouse where Oliver is born. His role is beadle of the workhouse but his attitude towards the orphans is one of cruelty and neglect. In Chapter 3, for instance,…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What kind of person is Lennie?

Lennie is as innocent as a child and he has the mind of a child. He has nothing but good intentions. The problem is that he is very simple-minded and he has awkward social skills. He also has the…

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  • LITERATURE

Why did Dr. Johnson criticize metaphysical poetry and John Donne?

Dr. Johnson’s aesthetic or idea of what made poetry good was formed by the standards of the eighteenth century, which valued poetry that imitated other poetry, especially the classical authors of…

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  • SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT

In Beowulf, Sir Gawain, and The Wife of Bath’s tale, to what extent do the females fit a certain…

In Beowulf, one woman shows strength within a stereotype while another woman, a “monster,” assumes male characteristics that challenge typical notions of feminity. Wealhtheow, the queen of Daneland…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

When Mary Warren appears in court, Parris is concerned. Why?

When Mary Warren enters the court room in Act Three, she is walking with John Proctor. This is the main reason Parris is uneasy when she enters. He and Proctor have always had a contentious…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

How does Montag react when Clarisse dies?

The sudden death of Clarisse in Part One has a huge impact on Montag. It is Mildred who breaks the news to Montag and, the morning after, Montag develops “chills and fever” which stop him from…

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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

Give a brief description of a daydream and what caused it by reality?

Walter Mitty’s daydream which opens the story is a good example of how he translates reality into fantasy. “We’re going through!” The Commander’s voice was like thin ice breaking. He wore his…

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  • A MODEST PROPOSAL

The period from the late 1600s through the 1700s is known as the Enlightenment, a time when many…

Swift’s essay satirizes the easy acceptance of rational, “scientific” solutions to social problems in a number of ways. One way is to advocate a solution that, according to cold, rationalistic…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the signs that a chemical reaction has occurred?

Chemical reactions occur when the atomic structure of reactants are rearranged to make new products. The following are signs that a chemical reaction may have occurred: 1. The formation of a…

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  • THE WEARY BLUES

How does Langston Hughes use literary terms to give his poem, “The Weary Blues,” value?

For writing to be viewed as poetry, it must include a variety of characteristics such as rhyming. Aware of poetic characteristics, Hughes uses a variety of literary devices in his poem “The Weary…

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  • HISTORY

Which immigrant became one of the richest men in the world from his domination in the steel…

The answer to this question is Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie, who was born in Scotland, emigrated to the United States and settled in Pennsylvania with his family in his teens. He found employment as a…

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  • LOGIC

Identify “common logical fallacies,” and explain why you should avoid them when you write about…

First, one should avoid logical fallacies in any argument or defense of a stance. When analyzing literature, the first important logical decision is to separate fact from fiction, to remind…

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  • LITERATURE

What are the main characteristics of a Restoration tragedy?

The tragedy of the Restoration period followed the return of Charles II and the Stuart dynasty after the Interregnum. The period was marked by certain distinct attributes. It marked a clear new…

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  • COPENHAGEN

In the play “Copenhagen”, how is conformity rewarded?

In “Copenhagen”, Werner Heisenberg is confronted with a terrifying dilemma: develop a nuclear weapon for Nazi Germany, or risk annihilation if the Allies develop one first. Heisenberg…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

What is Huck Finn’s middle name?

Throughout both The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain never mentions a full or middle name for Huck Finn. However, in Chapter 11 of The Adventures of…

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  • FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON

Why does Charlie refuse to make up stories about people in “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes?

In “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, Charlie is given a Thematic Apperception Test in which the test proctor shows Charlie pictures and asks him to tell her a story about each one. Charlie…

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  • SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT

To what extent and in what ways do Beowulf, Sir Gawain, and the Wife of Bath conform to a…

Beowulf: Of these three characters, Beowulf is probably the one who conforms to the relevant stereotype the most. Beowulf is a typical epic hero. An epic hero is a character who is larger-than-life…

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  • THE SNIPER

In the “The Sniper,” how does the author contrast war and a lovely summer night in the beginning…

Liam O’Flaherty’s anti-war short story “The Sniper” is set in the Irish capital during the Battle of Dublin, which was waged at the beginning of the Irish Civil War. The battle was waged on the…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

I am having difficulty understanding the theory of social facilitation, specifically, how can it…

Social facilitation refers to phenomenon by which people’s performance improves when they are watched by others. Experiments in this field measure the extent to which people’s performance improves…

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  • RELIGION

According to Islam: A Short History, what was Muhammad’s encounter with God like? How did it…

According to Karen Armstrong’s historical treatise on Islam, Muhammad received his first divine revelations from Allah in the month of Ramadan in 610 CE. In all, Muhammad received the Quran ‘verse…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Give examples of linguistic variations from different social levels taken from accounts of Peter…

Peter Trudgill’s 1974 Norwich study dealt with the patterns of pronunciation associated with class and prestige. In particular Trudgill considered words with “ing” endings, with particular…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

What are the external and internal conflicts about Freak in the book Freak the Mighty?

External conflicts refer to the obstacles, struggles and trials that exist outside of a character. Internal conflicts, on the other hand, have to do with a character’s inner (conflicted) feelings,…

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  • BUSINESS

How could a social network system be integrated into a DSS (decision support system)?

DSSs, or decision support systems, are computer informational analysis programs that analyze multiple raw data sources in order to present useful information to be implemented into problem solving…

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  • GATHERING BLUE

In Gathering Blue, what did the Song of Ruin tell about and when can it be heard?

The Ruin Song chronicles the history of people and life on earth from the beginning to the present. Because most people in Kira’s society are illiterate, the Ruin Song is the way the culture…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Could you try to name a few problems of Sociology that can be solved with the use of…

As is the case with most “soft sciences” the application of scientific/mathematical methods is tentative at best, because the individual items enclosed in the term are not consistent in content…

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  • LINGUISTICS

In linguistics, what is Constraint-based Grammar? Why is it identified with the feature of…

Linguistic knowledge is innate, implicit, and shared by every member of our species. Moreover, any language in the world is acquired rapidly and effortlessly in a comparatively short period of time…

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