Language and mind


Gravatar linkNoam Chomsky wrote a book, Language and Mind. Obviously, the website is not to steal the show: however often I do not agree with Mr. Chomsky, he made a book title to be a natural association; human minds have much to do with Authors Den small_logolanguage. Read The conscious mind of Emily Dickinson. :)

 Gravatar shows my websites and work. I also enclose my Authors Den profile and an About page. My grammar books are discounted, compared for price and format here.

          Try the new way with grammar. :)

Travelers in Grammar I preview

Travelers in Grammar II preview

Chapter 1. The verbs BE, HAVE, and DO

Chapter 2. The verb WILL

Chapter 3. BE, HAVE, DO, and WILL

in tense patterns

Chapter 4. Simple, Progressive, and Perfect

Chapter 5. The Affirmative, Interrogative, and Negative

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Chapter 6. The Simple and the Perfect

Chapter 7. The Simple and the Progressive

Chapter 8. The Perfect Progressive

Chapter 9. Modal verbs, introduction

Modal verbs: form and reference

Modal verbs: hypothetical time

Modal verbs: time frame economy

Chapter 10. Form relativity

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All extras enclosed with Travelers in Grammar Part Two

The Declaration

of Independence

The United States

Great Seal

The American


The US Constitution

The Gettysburg address

The American anthem

A brief introduction

to the Constitution

The context of the Gettysburg address

The story of

the Anthem

The US Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights context

Voluntary extra practice

Aspect mappingLanguage Mapping: All Englishes have 4 Aspects: Simple, Progressive, Perfect, and Perfect Progressive. We can map these Aspects as parameters, ON, IN, TO, and AT.

View and scroll

Open scroll has samples.

Grapevine logo


You don’t know about me at all,

but if you like that story

about Huck Finn,

we could get along, I guess.

Apples grow

on noses

A human is not going to have pain for bread.

Forbidden progress

with love

Grammar ban on love   makes hate. ;)

How to grind


Talents can turn out mediocre myths.

British grammar


A primary color may appeal

to the illiterate. ;)

A New People Come


says the Great Seal.

No men, women, children,

or houses with the PIE

‘Mother of tongues’ never

named women or men.

Burning the Flag:

where’s the language?

Even if they say,

flags do not speak.

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails,

admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, American President

Try something

 Get into the relativity loop.

Larry Selinker’s interlanguage: Emily Dickinson and Mark Twain didn’t have it right?

Larry Selinker says we’re idiosyncratic to learn tongues.


Tongue entanglement

Language deserves better than the regard for humanity’s unloved child.


Travelers in Grammar

Part One maps the Simple, Progressive, and Perfect tense Aspects as parameters ON, IN, and TO. The student also is introduced to the the Affirmative, the Negative, and the Interrogative.


The book is likely to get along with beginners, false beginners,
as well as people simply curious about new approaches to language.


Part Two integrates the Simple, Progressive, Perfect, and Perfect Progressive aspects, stative verb use, Modal verbs, and FORM RELATIVITY.

Form relativity is an idea to conciliate the often conflicting guidance that students may get on the Subjunctive, Conditional, or Unreal Past.



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US Library of Congress TX 7-497-087

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US Library of Congress TX 7-648-439

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The use of the American flag theme on the grammar books covers is to enhance recognition and promotion of American English in language study. The grammar approach is not a temporary design, and flags have been in use for grammar courses in many languages.


  1. Hi and thanks for the comment. You have some thought-provoking views. Language often baffles me. Where on earth did it come from, and who makes the rules?

    Comment by writemystuff — March 31, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    • I am an evolutionist with the regard; even if the UFO would come one day (Brits reported sightings, but that’s their MOD ;) or God would thunder from the above (no reports so far on the matter), I’d think language comes from humans: language lives with humans. The fact that there is a dimension to human intellect has been interesting to me.


      Comment by teresapelka — March 31, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

  2. Impressive range of interesting materials that deserve serious consideration. I’ll comment more later after I’ve checked out some of these essays in greater depth.
    Max Havlick
    Villa Park, Illinois

    Comment by Max Havlick — November 8, 2012 @ 6:27 am

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