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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...


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. ...

Comparative-Historical Linguistics

Joseph Salmons

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Comparative-Historical Linguistics Introduction Historical linguistics is about how and why language changes over time. Comparative linguistic...

Distinctive Features

Daniel Currie Hall, Jeff Mielke

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Distinctive Features Introduction In phonological theory the building blocks of speech sounds are often argued to be what are called “distincti...

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...

Anthropology, Linguistic

Paul Garrett

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Linguistic Anthropology ...

Word Formation in Japanese

Taro Kageyama

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Word Formation in Japanese Introduction The term “word formation” is used here as a broad term covering a wide array of word formation process...


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...

Languages, Zapotecan

Rosemary G. Beam de Azcona

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Zapotecan Languages Introduction Known for their numerous suprasegmental contrasts and VSO argument order, Zapotecan languages are indigenous t...

Languages, Salish

Donna B. Gerdts

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Salish Languages Introduction The Salish language family consists of twenty-three languages spoken in southwestern Canada and the northwestern...


Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Evidentials Introduction Evidentiality is a grammatical category with source of information as its primary meaning—whether the speaker saw the...

Linguistics, Algonquian

Conor McDonough Quinn

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Algonquian Linguistics Introduction The traditional and post-European contact range of the Algonquian languages covers an enormous area: roughl...

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...


Barbara Citko

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Copula Introduction Copulas and copular clauses are interesting for a variety of reasons: morphological, syntactic, semantic, historical, prag...


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...

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...

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...

Conversational Implicature

Darcy Sperlich

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Conversational Implicature Introduction The theory of conversational implicature originates from Gricean pragmatics, involving concepts of the...


Kirk Hazen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Dialectology Introduction Dialectology is not a coherent field with a single set of methodologies. Instead, it has developed since the 1960s t...

Linguistics, Austronesian

Alexander Adelaar

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Austronesian Linguistics Introduction Austronesian linguistics is the linguistic study of languages belonging to the Austronesian language fami...

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