Simple Sentence Trees

Welcome avid learner of linguistics! I thought it was about time I made a video about syntax. So here’s something very basic: How to draw simple sentence trees. Let us first take a look into what we would need for such a tree. When we draw tree diagrams and syntax, we can classify pieces of […]

Why Kevin Spacey’s accent in House of Cards sounds off

Kevin Spacey grew up in California, but in House of Cards, he plays a politician from South Carolina. “As we used to say in Gaffney…” The first thing you’ll notice about Spacey’s accent when he’s playing Frank Underwood is what happens to a lot of his Rs. “Money is the McMansion in Sarasota that starts […]