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Since SE’s decision to put a halt on non-English language based SEs, is linguistics the correct place to put them?

For example, I have seen some questions related to non-English grammar on here come up from time to time. Persian. Turkish etc. I am learning Turkish and I was wondering if it would be correct to ...
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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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Several downvotes today

If I see that three old answers of mine on the Linguistics sitehave all been downvoted today, is it reasonable to suspect somebody is stalking me?
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My deleted, not recent questions?

How can I access deleted questions not listed at https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/users/recently-deleted-questions/5306? E.g., I'm searching one that asked about 'mode' vs 'modality'?
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Suspicion that a term which has been claimed in be in use is actually invented - on topic?

I have stumbled over a certain word which claims to be the name of a refutation of an argument and it is also claimed that its origin is more than 30 years old. It is listed in Wikipedia. The ...
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Please help me fit my question to the site

Title: How can a doctor communicate when s/he has no shared language with the patient? I heard a news report about refugees in Greece (on This American Life) about a woman refugee had had heart ...
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Would the following question be on topic on this site?

Could the following question be considered on topic on the Linguistic site? https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/394563/why-are-expressions-like-gonna-wanna-and-shoulda-american-english
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May I migrate this question from ELU to Linguistics?

May I migrate this question from ELU to Linguistics? https://english.stackexchange.com/q/368493/112436
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Review queue number not clearing

The number shown for my review queue does not reset to zero (or change at all) when I clear the queue. Is this just me or is everyone experiencing it?
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No constructive feedback and blocked

I asked and now I'm temporarily blocked. There is not a single constructive feedback anywhere. If you block a user, you should let the user know what he did wrong. This is what is says You have ...
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Books for starting with theory of languages

I have computer science background and I am looking for some NLP algorithms for stemming, POS tagging etc. The language under consideration is "agglutinative and inflectional". Since from CS ...
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Including images in answers?

How do I include images in my answers? I want to include the syntax tree at the bottom of this Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syntactic_function in one of my answers. The ...
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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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Where is Linguistics Meta gone … long time passing

It may be one of those cases when I look for my glasses, actually sitting on my nose, but ... My pages on http://linguistics.stackexchange.com no longer seem to carry a link to http://meta....
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How do we improve tag wiki proposals rather than just 'approve', 'reject' or 'skip' them?

In reviewing a proposed tag definition the page says that we can 'approve, reject, or improve edits suggested by users'. However, I cannot see how to 'improve', there only seem to be options for ...
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Formatting an equation correctly

My answer was migrated from English.stackexchange.com. The equation in it looked bad then, but it was edited and it looks worse now. The "proportional to" sign (which has a similar shape to the ...
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My question is not listed [closed]

I have created the following question: Name for rhetoric expressing a two contradictory meanings in one sentence? But it does not appear in the question list. Could you help please?
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What is the acceptance rate for questions?

I've noticed that the acceptance rate for my questions has gone down. What is the acceptance rate? How does it affect my reputation, privileges, or badges? Return to FAQ index
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In a user's reputation data, what does “User Removed” mean?

When I checked my reputation data recently, I noticed that, in addition to entries like "accept", there was a little message that said "User Removed." What does this mean?
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Signpost for commenters?

I have started frequenting the stats stackexchange site, and I found a very helpful message when I tried to comment on a post: Comments use mini-Markdown formatting: [link](http://example.com) ...
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How do I make comments on questions & answers?

Just joined the site. This is probably a foolish question, but I see lots of comments on people's questions and answers, but no button with which I can add a comment of my own. I see a way to answer,...
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Banner regarding the challenge week

When we're going to have the Challenge week, can we have some kind of banner in the main site to let people know about it?
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Why did rep reduction happen today?

It appears that @hippietrail's and @JoFrhwld's reputation got reduced today (and mine). What caused this reduction?
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How to set up migration path and should we? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Migration from English.SE As title. Grace Note (from StackExchange) noted here that it is not a good idea to do it early and too much, but I think we can start doing it now (...
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Who controls the StackLinguist's tweeting?

There is a twitter account which regularly tweets questions from this site. Who controls this tweeting? Is it random, automatic, or controlled by some moderator? If automatic, what determines which ...
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Cross-site duplicate questions

This question was asked recently; it was pointed out that it is fundamentally similar to this question on English Language & Usage SX. Given this: Is there a way to vote to close a question as a ...
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2 questions about tags

Question #1: There is a corpus tag and a corpora tag... Shouldn't we merge them? They are basically the same thing. I suggest merging them and keeping just one. Question #2: I was trying to write the ...
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Is it possible to cancel flags?

I flagged an answer as I thought it would have been better as a comment. Then the user modified it and now it looks more like an answer. My flag will be deemed invalid, lowering my flag weight... Can ...
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Is it time to nominate pro-tem moderators as soon as we're out of our 7 day private beta? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pro-tem moderator nominations On travel.SE I remember bringing this up and the contributors said "oh no it's too early" but then word came from Stack Exchange "yep you should ...
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How can I see questions I've asked during commitment phase?

I asked a question when this site (linguistics) was still in commitment phase. However, it didn't got answer, since it wasn't appropriate at that time. Now, I just don't know what the question was. I'...