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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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A Q/A website for NLP

I am new in this community, in fact I was looking for a Question and Answering website for Natural Language Processing. I have a master degree in artificial intelligence and am familiar with NLP but ...
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Editing the aspectual coercion question

Is there any language that doesn't express Tense but allows “aspectual coercion”? This question is quite unclear. I asked the OP if this is what they meant but they never replied. Do you think it is ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Linguistics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Are list questions allowed?

Prompted by this recent question: What languages use numbers to name the week days and months? List questions are generally not allowed on SE sites. I'm not sure what the policy is for Linguistics.SE....
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What does the single word on-topic item mean?

The on-topic page has a list of topics which are acceptable. One is "a single word in relation to multiple languages or a single word/single language". What does this mean? Can the page be clarified? ...
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Is anyone reviewing close votes?

Is anyone reviewing close votes? I hardly ever see other people in the list of recent reviewers. Or does the queue not show questions to everyone with the ability (i.e., does it assign a question to ...
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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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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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I'm noticing a lack of questions related to systemic functional linguistics. Is this an accidental gap?

Just my own curiosity, mainly. I'm noticing a lack (an absolute lack) of questions related to systemic functional linguistics, and I'm wondering whether this is because there just hasn't been any ...
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Important Notice: Linguistics SE needs new leadership

Linguistics Stack Exchange is a small site, but plays host to a strong community of experts. That's why it’s strange that I can't find anyone to step up as a new pro-tem moderator. Two and a half ...
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Why was TKR's answer converted to a comment?

TKR's answer to the question here What is minimalist about the minimalist program? was reduced to a comment. Why was that done? Who did it? That answer had many positive upvotes. I see no legitimate ...
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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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Let's get critical: Mar 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Linguistics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Linguistics needs some new leadership. Is it you?

For the past several weeks I've been on the lookout for a new pro-tem moderator for Linguistics. Unfortunately, I've had a bit of trouble finding an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to take part in ...
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We have a spammer who's copying sentences from pages to “write” fake answers

This answer copies or rehashes sentences from elsewhere: Ancient languages were complex but there is a trend towards simplicity rather complexity. However, numerous languages preserve various ...
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Would this question be on-topic?

I haven't studied anything related to linguistics since high-school, so I'm not sure if this question makes any sense and is on-topic. I would like to know if there are open problems related to ...
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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Linguistics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Why is TeX based mathematical notation not available on SE Linguistics?

While answering a question on computational complexity of parsing, I attempted to give a mathematical formula with TeX, but it did not work. The same formula did work on other SE sites such 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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When should a question be protected?

It is of course the role of moderator to maintain some order on the site. Nevertheless, it is useful to all to understand what order means, and what it is for. Understanding to some extent the ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Linguistics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Use of LaTeX commands

It appears that LaTeX commands cannot be used on SE Linguistics, but they can on other SE sites. Personally, I wanted to use this feature a number of times to insert a formula and here's another ...
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Should the tags *word-classes* and *parts-of-speech* be synonyms?

I don't know of any definition where they are not synonyms and many relevant questions use both.
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Stance on “Is X a better language for poetry?” questions

I'm wondering what the general opinion on questions like these is. I've came across a couple of so far, and personally i don't think they belong on linguistics SE. The tone of the question tends to be ...
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Should the tags *dialects* and *dialectology* be synonyms or merged?

It seems to me that the tags dialects and dialectology are used as synonyms. There are three questions tagged as belonging to dialectology and they are also tagged as belonging to dialects. Should the ...
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Asking question linked to paper/thesis

I was wondering whether it is allowed to ask a question concerning linguistics asking for feedback on linguistics.stackexchange but also requesting input on an external survey. This survey would be ...
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Let's get critical: Jun 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Linguistics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Would questions about corpora-generation be welcome here?

This question has been rejected from both Stack Overflow and the new beta site Open Data. It was suggested on the Open Data meta site that it would be more appropriate for Linguistics. I'm not ...
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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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Should we have tags for individual languages?

We seem to be acquiring tags for many individual languages. While I accept it may be useful to have tags for a few highly significant languages I'm not sure we need a tag for every language.
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Should we have a tag for (La)TeX?

I know that LaTeX is not a part of linguistics, but I'm sure many people do use LaTeX to write up papers on linguistics and it is a useful tool (see this Answer where I created a Vowel Trapezoid). ...
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Can I ask questions about recommended books?

I want to ask a question about book recommendations on Chinese Grammar. Is it ok to post this question here?
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Should we include “Montenegrin” in the “bosnian-serbian-croatian” tag?

We have a tag for "bosnian-serbian-croatian' (bsc) for the language that we might have once called Serbo-Croatian, Croato-Serbia, srpohrvatski etc. We use this bsc term now when we discuss those ...
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Providing advice for courses

Now and then we receive questions on course advice. Let's analyze the phenomenon: It's not constructive. Virtually the number of courses is high, which makes it a list question. For now our site is ...
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Where should philosophy-of-language questions go?

Both Linguistics and Philosophy have philosophy-of-language tags with a decent number of questions (36 on Philosophy and 13 on Linguistics; the Linguistics site also has some related questions in ...
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What is the meaning of “…” in modern English?

I have read the Linguistics FAQ however considering I am new here I thought it would be more appropriate to ask first in the meta: Would a question regarding the meaning, translation and/or origin of ...
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Community ad ideas for Linguistics

In order to promote this site, Alenanno created a community promotion ad to be placed on related Stack Exchange sites. (Currently this is only English Language and Usage, since ads are only enabled ...
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Should the questions of identifying language be on-topic?

This question has been recently asked. Should questions about identifying languages be on-topic here? Pro's Such Q's are often interesting by themselves; They may highlight some unusual usage of ...
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List of most useful NLP resources and tools

The following is an intentional and invited duplicate of a posting on English.Meta. Alenanno nicely asked that I please post it here, too, so here ya go. Three things that probably need fixing: ...
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A flag does not appear in stats

I have recently flagged a question. My name is listed in "closed as off-topic by..." users list. However, the flag does not show up in my profile. It only happened here. Other SE sites worked as ...
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How do we create tags for words with multiple connotations?

Today, I did a search on the tag tone because I wanted to see if anyone had asked questions regarding the tone of a written passage. Instead, and rightly so, I saw some questions dealing with vocal ...
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The future of Linguistics SE

Recently I've been contacting a user that I thought didn't see that Linguistics entered Beta. To my slight surprise, this person told me that she actually visited Linguistics at first but then lost ...
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IPA Keyboard userscript for you!

Apparently, you folks could do with an IPA Keyboard1. So, here you go! The most useful feature (IMO) are the keyboard shortcuts, you may want to check out how to use them (details on the page I ...
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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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Map of tags on Linguistics.SE

After seeing this, the good moderator @Alenanno requested me to make a similar map for Linguistics. I present to you: Tag size is proportional to tag popularity, and the size of links between tags ...
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How should we treat new users?

What should we do about new users when they break the rules? What shouldn't we do? Return to FAQ index
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What is the status of Linguistics.SE?

Some proposals in Area51 were closed after beta version. What is the current status of linguistics.SE? Will it continue to live?
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Do we want hats?

In 2011, the Gaming Stack Exchange hosted an event called Hat Dash, where users earned "hats" for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges): Certain actions would trigger the ...

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