In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- This message, even when presented figuratively, uses extra linguistic referents to bring it in touch with the reality around us.
- Geoff Pullum complains about the use of the count noun troop for individual, rather than collective, referents.
- But in the following passage the syntax is such that the referent of the word lap is ambiguous.
- Meaning postulates are not about the sense of words but about their referents.
- Furthermore, demonstrative nominal and demonstrative pronominal anaphors appeared to function quite differently in expressing differences in transition stages of discourse referents.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.