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Acceptability Judgments

Jon Sprouse

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

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Acquisition, Second Language, and Bilingualism, Psycholinguistic Perspectives on

Judith Kroll, Eleonora Rossi

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Psycholinguistic Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Introduction How do the mind and brain accommodate the presence ...


Alan Libert

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Adpositions Introduction Adposition is the name of a part of speech or word class. Although it may not be a familiar term to those outside of linguistic...


Stela Manova

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Affixation Introduction Affixation is a morphological process whereby a bound morpheme, an affix, is attached to a morphological base. Diachro...

African Linguistics

Jouni Filip Maho

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

African Linguistics Introduction African languages appear in the written records already from Ancient Egyptian times, though then only a singl...


Omer Preminger

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Agreement Introduction Agreement is a phenomenon in natural language in which the form of one word or morpheme covaries with the form of anoth...

Altaic Languages

George Starostin

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Altaic Languages Introduction The term “Altaic” is commonly applied by linguists to a number of language families, spread across Central Asia ...


Eric Reuland, Martin Everaert, Anna Volkova

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Anaphora Introduction Anaphora can be generally defined as “subsequent reference to an entity already introduced in discourse” (Safir 2004a; se...

Anthropology, Linguistic

Paul Garrett

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Linguistic Anthropology ...


Susan Edwards, Christos Salis

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Aphasia Introduction Aphasia is a language disorder acquired subsequent to brain damage that affects production and understanding of spoken an...

Argument Structure

Beth Levin

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Argument Structure Introduction The term “argument structure” is used to refer to the lexical representation of argument-taking lexical items—...


Bronwyn M. Bjorkman

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Auxiliaries Introduction It is impossible to provide a definition of “auxiliary” that is consistent with all of its uses in the literature, bu...

Balkans, The Languages of the

Victor A. Friedman

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

The Languages of the Balkans Introduction For most of the 20th century, the geopolitical Balkans were defined as Yugoslavia, Romania, Albania,...

Bilingualism and Multilingualism

Tej K. Bhatia

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Bilingualism and Multilingualism Introduction Bilingualism and Multilingualism is an interdisciplinary and complex field. As is self-evident f...


Franz Rainer

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Blocking Introduction “Blocking” is a phenomenon that is characteristic of human language in general, but its precise nature and scope are sti...

Caddoan Languages

Anthony Grant

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Caddoan Languages Introduction The Caddoan languages were traditionally spoken in various locations in the Great Plains. In his article on Cad...

Chomsky, Noam

Terje Lohndal, Howard Lasnik

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Noam Chomsky Introduction Avram Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia on 7 December 1928. His father, William Chomsky, was a noted Hebrew scho...


Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Classifiers Introduction Classifiers and noun classes are basic kinds of noun categorization devices. They fall into several subtypes dependin...

Clauses, Relative

Mark de Vries

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Relative Clauses Introduction Relative clauses are subordinate clausal modifiers. Semantically, they contain a variable that is somehow relate...

Clinical Linguistics

Louise Cummings

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Clinical Linguistics Introduction Clinical linguistics is the application of linguistic concepts, theories, and methods to the study of langua...

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