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Is there scope for questions about teaching linguistics?

I'd like to ask an advice question on linguistics SE about tutoring a classmate in the IPA, which is something we both need to learn for our TESOL course. The classmate has (I strongly suspect) ...
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Help about syntax-tree questions needs to be improved

I think the on topic questions help page needs to make it clear that not all questions about syntax trees are off-topic. This rule: "Please make me a syntax tree" needs to say something more like: ...
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Linguistics Olympiad questions on topic?

This is in reference to a question recently posted by the user Prajneya which involves a Linguistics Olympiad puzzle. Since I have been into the Olympiad for two years now, at least 500-600 distinct ...
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Removing/Defining the language-identification Tag Wiki

Since Language Identification is now officially off-topic here, 6 of the tagged questions are closed and 10 other are blatantly off-topic: a) Should we remove the tag altogether. b) Can someone ...
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Nomination for reopening: another etymology question which had a part about current meaning (which I dropped)

When I mentioned it as an inconsistency here, I was almost expecting it would result it this question being closed. However, I now edited it to drop the concern about current meaning (except as an end ...
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Is this question about etymology and meaning really off-topic?

This question, as I stated in the final section and in the title, is about the etymology and meaning of "atturna" in Sicilian. It mentions a piece of a song because it is the only place where I found ...
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Any objections to my formal addition of language identification to our list of off-topic questions?

The topic of what to do with language identification requests has come up several times already. However, based on how often regulars here have been closing such questions, (A.) I took the liberty of ...
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What is the meaning of “Language-specific grammar and usage questions are off-topic unless primarily concerned with linguistics rather than usage”

One of the 3 custom reasons for closing a question is the “Language-specific” property, expressed in the check-box item “Language-specific grammar and usage questions are off-topic unless primarily ...
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Offtopic questions

Historically, there are several major groups of offtopic questions appear on this site. Out of those, I'm thinking about four groups: Language identification; Translation; Language acquisition; ...
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Is this question opinion based?

I'd prefer to get a... well, opinion, before I post this question on the main site. It is: To what extent are the development of language and evolution by natural selection analogous? Or, what ...
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Using comp ling software: on topic or not?

Semantically Analyse words in a text document using wordnet I think that this kind of question should be considered off topic and migrated to stack exchange. Questions about how to use a particular ...
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Why a question about language identification is not valid?

I asked this question: https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/7245/what-is-the-language-shown-in-the-image-please-help-me-identify-it at Linguistics Stack Exchange Some people closed it as ...
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Should we make questions about specific syntax trees off topic?

Am I the only one who sees a problem with "Help me with this syntax tree" questions? I think they don't work at all for the Stack Exchange Q&A format for several reasons: There's no intuitive ...
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Can I ask for help finding an appropriate school or department for me for grad school?

I will be applying to grad schools this fall and am having a lot of trouble finding a place that would be appropriate for me. I am a math and linguistics major, and my interests lie in the overlap of ...
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About the question “Is it common to use the minor third for calling someone in Italian?” and its closure

The question Is it common to use the minor third for calling someone in Italian? has been closed as Off Topic. I don't understand why, because I don't think it's off topic. Maybe it's poorly written, ...