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Conversation, Maxims of

Benjamin Spector

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Maxims of Conversation Introduction One of the central goals of contemporary linguistic pragmatics is to account for how competent language us...

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...

Cooperative Principle

Laurence Horn

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Cooperative Principle Introduction The basis of Gricean pragmatics is the cooperative principle (CP): “Make your conversational contribution s...


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 ...


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...


Pieter Muysken, Margot van den Berg

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Creoles Introduction Languages in contact can result in the emergence of several new languages, ranging from pidgins and Creoles to intertwined...

Creoles, Grammatical Categories in

Marsha Forbes-Barnett

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Grammatical Categories in Creoles Introduction Grammatical categories may be split into two large groups. There are those that are verbal or s...

Critical Periods

David P. Birdsong

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Critical PeriodsIntroductionA critical period is a bounded maturational span during which experiential factors interact with biological mechanisms to ...

Cross-Language Speech Perception and Production

Lisa Davidson

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Cross-Language Speech Perception and ProductionIntroductionCross-language speech perception and production (CLSP) is the study of how speakers produce...


Francisco Yus

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-10-27

CyberpragmaticsIntroductionThe term cyberpragmatics was coined as a proposal to study Internet-mediated communication from a cognitive pragmatics poin...

Default Semantics

Katarzyna Jaszczolt

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Default SemanticsIntroductionDefault Semantics (DS) is a theory of discourse that represents the main meaning intended by the speaker and recovered by...


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...

Dementia and Language

Joël Macoir

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Dementia and LanguageIntroductionNeurodegenerative diseases progress over three distinct stages: (1) the preclinical stage, at which individuals can b...


Edward J. Vajda

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Dene-YeniseianIntroductionDene-Yeniseian is a historical-comparative linguistic hypothesis that claims a genealogical relationship between the North A...


Igor Mel’čuk

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Dependencies Introduction Linguistic dependency is a binary relation between lexemes (≈ words) in an utterance; it is antireflexive, antisymme...

Dependencies, Long Distance

Brooke Larson

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Long Distance DependenciesIntroductionWords bear relations and interact with other words in every sentence. These interactions can take the form of ov...

Derivational Morphology

Rochelle Lieber

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Derivational MorphologyIntroductionDerivational morphology is concerned with forming new lexemes, that is, words that differ either in syntactic categ...


E. Phoevos Panagiotidis

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Determiners Introduction Determiners are a nominal syntactic category distinct both from adjectives and nouns, despite the close affinity amon...


Kirk Hazen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

DialectologyIntroductionDialectology is not a coherent field with a single set of methodologies. Instead, it has developed since the 1960s to become a...


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...

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