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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...

Jones, Daniel

Beverley S. Collins, Paul Carley, Inger M. Mees

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Daniel Jones Introduction Daniel Jones, the preeminent British phonetician of the 20th century, was born in London on 12 September 1881. He wa...

Juncture and Boundary

Tobias Scheer

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Juncture and Boundary Introduction This article is about the question of how morpho-syntactic information impacts phonology. Its broad subject matter is...

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 and Law

Tammy Gales, Lena Naumova

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Language and Law Introduction Language and law, sometimes referred to as forensic linguistics, has been defined in a variety of ways, some of which focu...

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 Ideologies and Language Attitudes

Paul V. Kroskrity

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Language Ideologies and Language Attitudes Introduction As conceptual tools, language ideologies and language attitudes were created by researchers in t...

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, ty...

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 Introduction The Arawak family is the largest in South America, with about forty extant languages. Arawak languages are spoken in lowla...

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...

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