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Policy and Planning, Language

Suzanne Romaine

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Language Policy and PlanningIntroductionLanguage policy and planning (hereafter LPLP) is a relatively new multi- and interdisciplinary field, but by n...

Politeness in Language

Daniel van Olmen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Politeness in LanguageIntroductionLinguistic politeness can be defined as the ways in which language is employed in conversation to show consideration...


Ingrid Lossius Falkum, Agustin Vicente

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

PolysemyIntroductionA word is said to be polysemous when it is associated with two or several related senses (e.g., a straight line/a washing on a lin...

Possessives, Acquisition of

Elena Babatsouli

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2022-05-26

Acquisition of PossessivesIntroductionThe human capacity for language employs variable structures to denote possession. A single construct may implica...

Pragmatics, Acquisition of

Myrto Grigoroglou, Anna Papafragou

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Acquisition of PragmaticsIntroductionHow do children learn to bridge the gap between the literal, semantic meaning of words and the intended, pragmati...

Pragmatics, Computational

Harry Bunt

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Computational PragmaticsIntroductionPragmatics as a branch of linguistics can be characterized as the study of the relations between linguistic proper...

Pragmatics, Experimental

Jacopo Romoli

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Experimental PragmaticsIntroductionAn important distinction in the investigation of meaning is that between semantics and pragmatics. One way to chara...

Pragmatics, Game Theory in

Thomas Brochhagen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Game Theory in PragmaticsIntroductionGame theoretic approaches to pragmatics characterize pragmatic inference as a product of interlocutors’ reasoning...

Pragmatics, Second Language

Soo Jung Youn

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Second Language PragmaticsIntroductionThe field of second language (L2) pragmatics surveys a range of research issues on how L2 learners learn to use ...

Prague Linguistic Circle, The

Giorgio Graffi

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

The Prague Linguistic CircleIntroductionThe Prague linguistic circle was founded in 1926 by Vilém Mathesius (b. 1882–d. 1945), professor of Anglistics...


Yasutada Sudo

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Presupposition Introduction Presupposition, broadly conceived, is a type of inference associated with utterances of natural-language sentences...


Elly van Gelderen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

PronounsIntroductionThe word “pronoun” can refer to many things; its name suggests that it stands for or refers to another noun. Personal, reflexive, ...


Eva M. Fernández

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Psycholinguistics Introduction Psycholinguistics is the study of the mental processes and representations that support language acquisition an...

Quechuan and Aymaran Languages

Willem F. H. Adelaar

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Quechuan and Aymaran Languages Introduction The Quechuan and Aymaran language groups comprise most of the surviving native languages of the Mi...


Jonathan Ginzburg

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

QuestionsIntroductionThis bibliographical survey concentrates primarily on semantic and pragmatic aspects of interrogatives; a few references are prov...

Reading, Second-Language

Elizabeth B. Bernhardt

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Second-Language ReadingIntroductionThe field of second-language reading holds important connections to both reading and literacy scholarship focused o...


Ekkehard König

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

ReciprocalsIntroductionThe notion of reciprocity (“mutuality”) and its syntactic encoding by reciprocal constructions, marked by each . . . other or o...


Suzanne Urbanczyk

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Reduplication Introduction Reduplication is a word-formation process in which meaning is expressed by repeating all or part of a word. The stud...

Reflexives and Reflexivity

Dana Cohen, Anne Zribi-Hertz

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Reflexives and Reflexivity Introduction The term reflexive is applied by traditional grammarians to an event or situation that “reflects” (“re...

Register and Register Variation

Amanda Black, Tülay Dixon, Larissa Goulart, Stacey Wizner

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Register and Register VariationIntroductionRegister research has been approached from differing theoretical and methodological approaches, resulting i...

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