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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...

Evidentials

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...

Auxiliaries

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...

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...

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...

Dialogue

Raquel Fernández

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Dialogue Introduction Research on dialogue is concerned with the study of how communication takes place through language in conversation. This...

Languages, Uto-Aztecan

Jason D. Haugen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Uto-Aztecan Languages Introduction The Uto-Aztecan languages make up one of the largest and most widespread language families of the Western H...

Gestures

Adam Kendon

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Gestures Introduction This article, after listing recent general works and surveys, is organized first to reflect the historical development of...

IPA

John H. Esling

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

IPA Introduction The acronym IPA can refer either to the International Phonetic Association or to the International Phonetic Alphabet. The Inte...

Languages, Papuan

Harald Hammarström

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Papuan Languages Introduction The term “Papuan languages” is used to denote the indigenous languages of the New Guinea region that do not belo...

Languages, Caucasian

Marina Chumakina

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Caucasian Languages Introduction Medieval Arab geographers called the Caucasus “a mountain of tongues.” Many diverse languages are spoken in th...

Construction Grammar

Mirjam Fried

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Construction Grammar Introduction Construction Grammar was originally developed as a monotonic, constraint-based framework whose conceptual ba...

Coordination

Grant Goodall

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Coordination Introduction Coordination is a phenomenon in which two or more elements, known as “conjuncts,” are linked together, often with a ...

Ergativity

Jessica Coon, Maayan Adar

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Ergativity Introduction Ergativity refers to a system of marking grammatical relations in which intransitive subjects pattern together with tr...

Metaphor

Mark Johnson

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Metaphor Introduction For nearly 2,500 years, since the time of Aristotle, scholars assumed that metaphor was simply a matter of language—case...

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...

Linguistics, Cognitive

Vyvyan Evans

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Cognitive Linguistics Introduction Cognitive linguistics is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of language, mind, and sociocultural exp...

Definiteness

Klaus von Heusinger

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Definiteness Introduction Definiteness is a semantic-pragmatic notion that is closely associated with the use of the definite article (or deter...

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