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Japanese Word Accent

Haruo Kubozono

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Japanese Word Accent Introduction Word accent is one of the most popular research topics in Japanese phonology and has contributed to the theo...

Kra-Dai Languages

Peter Jenks, Pittayawat Pittayaporn

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Kra-Dai Languages Introduction Kra-Dai (also called Tai-Kadai and Kam-Tai) is a family of approximately 100 languages spoken in Southeast Asia...

Labov, William

Matthew J. Gordon

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

William Labov Introduction William Labov (b. 1927) has been a prominent voice in American linguistics since the early 1960s. He pioneered an a...

Language Documentation

Peter Austin

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Language Documentation Introduction Language documentation, also known as documentary linguistics, is the subfield of linguistics that deals w...

Language Revitalization

Andrea Wilhelm

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Language Revitalization Introduction Language revitalization is a fairly recent subfield of linguistics that is concerned with halting and rev...

Language Shift

Nicholas Ostler

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Language Shift Introduction In this article, “language shift” means the process, or the event, in which a population changes from using one la...

Language, Acquisition of

Eve V. Clark

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Acquisition of Language Introduction First language acquisition—the study of how children acquire their first language(s)––is the branch of psy...

Language, Biology of

Cedric Boeckx

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Biology of Language Introduction Although they both focus on issues that have deep roots in human thought, linguistics and biology are relative...

Languages of Africa

Tucker Childs

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Languages of Africa Introduction The study of African languages has a history dating back to the 17th century when Europeans first began explo...

Languages of the Americas, Indigenous

Marianne Mithun

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Indigenous Languages of the Americas Introduction The languages indigenous to North, Middle, and South America are both numerous and diverse. B...

Languages of the World

William R. Leben

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Languages of the World Introduction Scholarly work on the languages of the world is aimed in three main directions: genetic classification, typ...

Languages, Afroasiatic

Bonny Sands

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Afroasiatic Languages Introduction Afroasiatic languages are found across North Africa and throughout much of East Africa and the Middle East. ...

Languages, Arawak

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Arawak Languages ...

Languages, Artificial

Arika Okrent

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Artificial Languages Introduction Artificial languages are languages that have been consciously devised, usually by a single creator. They are...

Languages, Athabaskan

Sharon Hargus

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Athabaskan Languages Introduction The Athabaskan family of languages is or was spoken in primarily three regions: (1) in the interior of Alaska...

Languages, Australian

Claire Bowern

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Australian Languages Introduction At the time of the first European settlement of Australia in 1788, there were approximately 250 distinct lang...

Languages, Caucasian

Marina Chumakina

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Caucasian Languages Introduction Medieval Arab geographers called the Caucasus “a mountain of tongues.” Many diverse languages are spoken in th...

Languages, Celtic

Sìm Innes

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Celtic Languages Introduction Celtic languages constitute one distinct branch of the Indo-European languages. The modern Celtic languages are ...

Languages, Endangered

Chris Rogers, Lyle Campbell

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Endangered Languages Introduction Endangered languages are one of the highest priorities in linguistics in the early 21st century and one of th...

Languages, Heritage

Maria Polinsky

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Heritage Languages Introduction Heritage languages are spoken by early bilinguals, simultaneous or sequential, whose home language (L1) is seve...

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