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    deconstructing english advanced

    Is anyone aware of some 'gold' in regards to inferred language. Understanding the language used when it's super fast and full of colloquial expressions? There is a serious lack of material or awareness raising exercises. This is the difference between a good and a great English speaker.

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    Re: deconstructing english advanced

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    Re: deconstructing english advanced

    Quote Originally Posted by scottr
    There is a serious lack of material or awareness raising exercises . . .
    True, but if you're willing to do a bit of reading, here's a source that explains the whys, it can get you started:
    (Scroll down to 3., 4., 5., and 6.)

    You may also want to search under these terms: anaphoric presuppositions, the semantics of pragmatics, computational semantics and pragamtics. In addition, computer engineers are dealing with the exact same concerns as ESL/EFL/ESOL learners: how to interpret inferred language, so you may want to look into that area as well.

    I wish I had more to offer. If you come across the "gold", please let us know.

    All the best.

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