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Euphemisms and Dysphemisms

Kate Burridge

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Euphemisms and DysphemismsIntroductionFrom the earliest periods in history, and in all human societies, themes such as “private parts,” bodily functio...

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...

Exemplar-Based Models in Linguistics

Abby Kaplan

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Exemplar-Based Models in LinguisticsIntroductionExemplar theory is not a single theory, but rather a family of related approaches to understanding lin...

Existential

Louise McNally

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

ExistentialIntroductionMany languages use specialized clause structures, known as existential sentences or existential constructions, the main functio...

Existential Wh-Constructions

Radek Šimík

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Existential Wh-ConstructionsIntroductionExistential wh-constructions are wh-constructions that have a nominal distribution, an existential (indefinite...

Experimental Linguistics

Barbara Hemforth

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Experimental Linguistics Introduction Experimental linguistics is about studying theories of linguistic representations based on quantitative ...

Fieldwork

Keren Rice

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Fieldwork Introduction When you hear the word “fieldwork,” you probably think of someone going to some remote location to study a language that...

Finite State Languages

Mans Hulden

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Finite-State Languages Introduction A finite-state language—equivalently “regular language,” “type 3 language,” or “regular set”—belongs to th...

First Language Attrition

Monika Schmid

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-09-24

First Language AttritionIntroductionThe term “language attrition” refers to any process by which a language which an individual commands may be restru...

Formulaic Language

Koenraad Kuiper

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Formulaic LanguageIntroduction“Formulaic language” is a term that has come into use, particularly in the United Kingdom, in the last two decades. Its ...

Francoprovençal

Jonathan Kasstan

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

FrancoprovençalIntroductionFrancoprovençal is the glottonym (language label) assigned by linguists to a severely endangered grouping of Romance variet...

French Grammars

Anne Abeillé

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

French GrammarsIntroductionThis article focuses on the 20th and 21st centuries, which have seen a growing number of grammars devoted to the French lan...

Frisian

Jarich Hoekstra

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

FrisianIntroductionFrisian is a West Germanic language based in the Netherlands and Germany. The language consists of three dialect groups: (1) West F...

Gabelentz, Georg von der

Els Elffers

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Georg von der GabelentzIntroductionHans Georg Conon von der Gabelentz (b. 1840–d. 1893) was a versatile and productive German linguist. He did not bel...

Gender

Jenny Audring

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Gender Introduction Grammatical gender is a feature of nouns, reflected on elements that agree with them. In nouns, gender is an invariable lex...

Genealogical Classification

Søren Wichmann

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Genealogical Classification Introduction In spite of a long tradition of linguists dealing empirically with the classification of languages, g...

Generative Syntax

Knut Tarald Taraldsen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Generative Syntax Introduction Generative syntax is a major subfield of generative grammar, an outgrowth of American structuralism in its insis...

Genetics and Language

Dan Dediu, Sarah Graham

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Genetics and Language Introduction This article surveys what is currently known about the complex interplay between genetics and the language ...

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...

Grammar, Categorial

Glyn Morrill

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

Categorial GrammarIntroductionThe term “categorial grammar” refers to a variety of approaches to syntax and semantics in which expressions are categor...

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