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Language and Law

Tammy Gales, Lena Naumova

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Language and Law Introduction Language and law, sometimes referred to as forensic linguistics, has been defined in a variety of ways, some of which focu...


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...

Jones, Daniel

Beverley S. Collins, Paul Carley, Inger M. Mees

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Daniel Jones Introduction Daniel Jones, the preeminent British phonetician of the 20th century, was born in London on 12 September 1881. He wa...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...

Etymology, Indo-European

Michiel de Vaan

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Indo-European Etymology Introduction Etymology, defined as a branch of linguistics, investigates word histories. Latin etymologia was taken from Ancient...

Speech Synthesis

Simon King

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Speech Synthesis Introduction Speech synthesis has a long history, going back to early attempts to generate speech- or singing-like sounds from musical ...


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...


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...

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...

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