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Oceanic Languages

Malcolm Ross

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Oceanic Languages Introduction Oceanic languages are spoken across the Pacific Ocean, stretching from the Caroline Islands and the north coast...

Penutian Languages

Anthony Grant

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Penutian Languages Introduction The Penutian language family (or Penutian hypothesis) is the largest genealogical linguistic grouping in weste...

Philosophy of Language

Bernhard Nickel

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Philosophy of Language Introduction Language is a central component of human existence. This platitude gives rise to at least two motivations t...


Michael Ashby

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Phonetics Introduction Phonetics may be defined as the science of speech. It is concerned with all aspects of the production, transmission, an...

Phonetics, Acoustic

Allard Jongman

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Acoustic Phonetics Introduction Acoustic phonetics is the study of the acoustic characteristics of speech, including an analysis and descripti...

Phonetics, Articulatory

Marie K. Huffman

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Articulatory Phonetics Introduction Articulatory phonetics is concerned with the physical apparatus used to produce speech sounds and the physi...

Phonological Research, Psycholinguistic Methodology in

Shigeto Kawahara

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Psycholinguistic Methodology in Phonological Research Introduction The primary data collection strategy deployed by modern theoretical linguistics is to...


Paul de Lacy

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Phonology Introduction The term “phonology” has several meanings. It is often used to refer to generalizations about sounds and sound combinati...

Phrase Structure Grammars

Frank Van Eynde

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Phrase Structure Grammars Introduction Phrase structure grammars model the internal structure of a sentence in terms of a hierarchically organ...


Mikael Parkvall, Peter Bakker

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Pidgins Introduction Pidgins are languages which have come about in situations where people needed to communicate but where no common language...


Anastasia Giannakidou

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Polarity Introduction Polarity phenomena in natural language are pervasive and diverse. Polarity items (PIs) are expressions of various syntact...


Yasutada Sudo

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Presupposition Introduction Presupposition, broadly conceived, is a type of inference associated with utterances of natural-language sentences...


Eva M. Fernández

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Psycholinguistics Introduction Psycholinguistics is the study of the mental processes and representations that support language acquisition an...


Suzanne Urbanczyk

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Reduplication Introduction Reduplication is a word-formation process in which meaning is expressed by repeating all or part of a word. The stud...

Reflexives and Reflexivity

Dana Cohen, Anne Zribi-Hertz

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Reflexives and Reflexivity Introduction The term reflexive is applied by traditional grammarians to an event or situation that “reflects” (“re...

Saussure, Ferdinand de

John E. Joseph

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Ferdinand De Saussure Introduction Ferdinand de Saussure (b. 1857–d. 1913) is acknowledged as the founder of modern linguistics and semiology,...

Semantic Roles

Beth Levin

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Semantic Roles Introduction The meaning of a predicate, especially a verb, may be characterized via the relations that its arguments bear to i...

Sign Language Linguistics

Carl Börstell, Wendy Sandler, Mark Aronoff

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Sign Language Linguistics Introduction Sign language linguistics is one of the younger areas of linguistic research, having been a field in it...


Christine Mallinson

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Sociolinguistics Introduction Sociolinguistics is the study of the effects of language use within and upon societies, and the reciprocal effect...


Steve Parker

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Sonority Introduction Sonority is a nonbinary phonological feature categorizing sounds into a relative scale. Many versions of the sonority hierarchy ex...

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