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Irit Meir, Oksana Tkachman

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Iconicity Introduction Iconicity is a relationship of resemblance or similarity between the two aspects of a sign: its form and its meaning. A...


Kimi Akita

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

IdeophonesIntroductionIdeophones are words that vividly depict sensory experience with marked forms. They abound in many languages of the world, inclu...


David Wright

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

IdiolectIntroduction“Idiolect” refers to an individual’s unique variety and/or use of language, from the level of the phoneme to the level of discours...

Idiom and Phraseology

Manfred Sailer

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Idiom and Phraseology Introduction Idiom is used in this article as a general term for syntactically complex, fixed expressions. In the intern...


Eric Potsdam, Daniel Edmiston

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Imperatives Introduction The term imperative is used in a number of ways in the linguistics literature. In one use, imperative is a semantic m...


Henriëtte de Swart

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Indefiniteness Introduction The philosophical work on definite and indefinite descriptions of the form “the N” and “a N” focuses on the logic ...

Indo-European Etymology

Michiel de Vaan

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

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

Inflected Infinitives

Marlies Jansegers

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Inflected InfinitivesIntroductionTraditionally, the infinitive has been characterized by its defective morphology within the verbal paradigm: just lik...

Information Structure

Malte Zimmermann

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Information StructureIntroductionThe term information structure refers to the interface between the structure and meaning of linguistic utterances, on...


Yarden Kedar

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Innateness Introduction The concept of innateness (innate is first recorded in the period 1375–1425; from Latin innātus “inborn”) relates to t...

Interface Between Phonology and Phonetics

Abigail Cohn, Marie K. Huffman

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Interface between Phonology and Phonetics Introduction The notion of an interface presupposes the existence of two discrete entities. The stud...


Alan Libert

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

InterjectionsIntroductionInterjections are one of the traditional parts of speech (along with nouns, verbs, etc.), although some linguists have consid...


Carlos Gussenhoven, Yiya Chen, Sónia Frota, Pilar Prieto

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Intonation ...


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...


Joana Garmendia

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2022-05-26

IronyIntroductionThere are different types of irony, including situational irony, dramatic irony, cosmic irony, and Socratic irony. From a linguistic ...

Iroquoian Languages

Karin Michelson

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Iroquoian LanguagesIntroductionThe Iroquoian languages include Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Tuscarora (the languages spoken by the People...


Barbara Citko

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

IslandsIntroductionIn general terms, the term island refers to a configuration that blocks syntactic dependencies (e.g., movement) across it. Islands ...

Jakobson, Roman

Margaret Thomas

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Roman JakobsonIntroductionRoman Osipovich Jakobson (1896–1982) famously characterized himself as a “Russian philologist. Period.” He arranged for his ...

Japanese Word Accent

Haruo Kubozono

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Japanese Word AccentIntroductionWord accent is one of the most popular research topics in Japanese phonology and has contributed to the theory of acce...

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...

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