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Relevance Theory

Nicholas Allott

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Relevance TheoryIntroductionRelevance theory attempts to provide a psychologically realistic, explicit account of communication. It makes foundational...

Salish Languages

Donna B. Gerdts

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Salish Languages Introduction The Salish language family consists of twenty-three languages spoken in southwestern Canada and the northwestern...

Saussure, Ferdinand de

John E. Joseph

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Ferdinand de SaussureIntroductionFerdinand de Saussure (b. 1857–d. 1913) is acknowledged as the founder of modern linguistics and semiology, and as ha...

Second Language Acquisition, Anaphora Resolution in

Cristóbal Lozano

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Anaphora Resolution in Second Language AcquisitionIntroductionAn area of second language acquisition (SLA) that has received much attention over the p...

Semantic Maps

Thanasis Georgakopoulos

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Semantic MapsIntroductionA semantic map is a method for visually representing cross-linguistic regularity or universality in semantic structure. This ...

Semantic Roles

Beth Levin

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Semantic Roles Introduction The meaning of a predicate, especially a verb, may be characterized via the relations that its arguments bear to i...

Semantic-Pragmatic Change

Elizabeth Closs Traugott

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Semantic-Pragmatic ChangeIntroductionSemantic change is the subfield of historical linguistics that investigates changes in sense. In 1892, the German...

Semantics, Cognitive

Fuyin (Thomas) Li

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Cognitive SemanticsIntroductionCognitive semantics is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of meaning and mind. It is a subfield of cognitive li...

Sentence Processing in Monolingual and Bilingual Speakers

Paola E. Dussias, Anne L. Beatty-Martínez, Michael A. Johns, Manuel F. Pulido

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Sentence Processing in Monolingual and Bilingual SpeakersIntroductionThe main goal of monolingual models of sentence processing is to explain how the ...

Sign Language Linguistics

Carl Börstell, Wendy Sandler, Mark Aronoff

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Sign Language Linguistics Introduction Sign language linguistics is one of the younger areas of linguistic research, having been a field in it...


Christine Mallinson, J. Inscoe, Lydda López Valdez

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

SociolinguisticsIntroductionSociolinguistics is the study of the effects of language use within and upon societies, and the reciprocal effects of soci...

Sociolinguistics, Variationist

Robert Bayley, Richard Cameron

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

Variationist SociolinguisticsIntroductionResearchers in language variation seek to understand how linguistic, social, and individual factors influence...


Steve Parker

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

SonorityIntroductionSonority is a nonbinary phonological feature categorizing sounds into a relative scale. Many versions of the sonority hierarchy ex...

Sound Change

Joseph Salmons

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Sound ChangeIntroductionSound change is the usual name given to a subfield dedicated to how speech sounds become different over time, and it has one o...

South American Indian Languages

Willem F. H. Adelaar

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

South American Indian Languages Introduction With more than a hundred linguistic lineages and a considerable amount of typological variation, ...

Specific Language Impairment

Cornelia Hamann

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Specific Language Impairment Introduction Children with specific language impairment (SLI) have a developmental disorder characterized by belo...

Speech Perception

Patrice Speeter Beddor

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Speech Perception Introduction Speech perception as an experimental discipline has a roughly sixty-year history. In a very broad sense, much o...

Speech Production

Eryk Walczak

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Speech ProductionIntroductionSpeech production is one of the most complex human activities. It involves coordinating numerous muscles and complex cogn...

Speech Synthesis

Simon King

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

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


Ljuba Veselinova

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

SuppletionIntroductionThe term suppletion is typically used to refer to the phenomenon whereby regular semantic and/or grammatical relations are encod...

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