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Sociolinguistics

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...

Sound Change

Joseph Salmons

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Sound Change Introduction Sound change is the usual name given to a subfield dedicated to how speech sounds become different over time, and it...

South American Indian Languages

Willem F. H. Adelaar

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

South American Indian Languages Introduction With more than a hundred linguistic lineages and a considerable amount of typological variation, ...

Specific Language Impairment

Cornelia Hamann

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Specific Language Impairment Introduction Children with specific language impairment (SLI) have a developmental disorder characterized by belo...

Speech Perception

Patrice Speeter Beddor

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Speech Perception Introduction Speech perception as an experimental discipline has a roughly sixty-year history. In a very broad sense, much o...

Suppletion

Ljuba Veselinova

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Suppletion Introduction The term suppletion is typically used to refer to the phenomenon whereby regular semantic and/or grammatical relations...

Syllables

Adam I. Cooper, Draga Zec

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Syllables Introduction The syllable is a grouping of segments that typically includes a vowel preceded, and possibly followed, by consonants. ...

Syncretism

Dunstan Brown

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Syncretism Introduction Syncretism is a term that describes a relationship between morphology and syntax, where the distinctions required by s...

Syntactic Change

Acrisio Pires, David Lightfoot

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Syntactic Change Introduction Linguistics began in the 19th century as a historical science, asking how languages came to be the way they are....

Syntactic Knowledge, Children's Acquisition of

Rosalind Thornton

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Children’s Acquisition of Syntactic Knowledge Introduction Children the world over pass through stages as they gradually converge on the adult...

Tone

Bert Remijsen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Tone Introduction When the phonological form of a morpheme consistently gives rise to a specific pattern of fundamental frequency (f0), this mo...

Tone Sandhi

Jie Zhang

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Tone Sandhi Introduction Tone sandhi, a phonological process by which lexical tones exhibit contextually determined alternation, is commonly o...

Transcription

Willem de Reuse

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Transcription Introduction For the layman, transcription connotes medical transcription, court transcription, musical transcription, or even g...

Transitivity and Voice

Seppo Kittilä

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Transitivity and Voice Introduction Transitivity and voice have a rather long history in linguistics, both dating back to ancient Greek. Initi...

Trubetzkoy, Nikolai

Edwin Battistella

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Nikolai Trubetzkoy Introduction Nikolai Sergeyevich Trubetzkoy is regarded by many as the creator of the science of phonology. His posthumousl...

Typology

Robert Henderson

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Typology Introduction Typology is used to cover two related types of investigations: (1) classifying languages based on shared grammatical pro...

Vowel Harmony

Harry van der Hulst

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Vowel Harmony Introduction We speak of vowel harmony when there is a general condition that demands that all vowels within a certain domain, us...

Word Stress

Brett Hyde

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Word Stress Introduction In most, if not all, languages, each word has a syllable that is more prominent in some way than the others. The most...

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