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Baudouin de Courtenay, Jan

Joachim Mugdan

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Jan Baudouin de CourtenayIntroductionJan Baudouin de Courtenay, also known in Russian as Иван Александрович Бодуэн-де-Куртенэ (Ivan Aleksandrovič Bodu...

Berber Languages and Linguistics

Mena B. Lafkioui

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

Berber Languages and LinguisticsIntroductionBerber (aka Tamazight) is a branch of the Afro-Asiatic language phylum and counts about forty languages, w...

Bilingualism and Multilingualism

Tej K. Bhatia

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Bilingualism and MultilingualismIntroductionBilingualism and multilingualism is an interdisciplinary and complex field. As is self-evident from the pr...

Biology of Language

Cedric Boeckx

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Biology of Language Introduction Although they both focus on issues that have deep roots in human thought, linguistics and biology are relative...


Franz Rainer

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

BlockingIntroduction“Blocking” is a phenomenon that is characteristic of human language in general, but its precise nature and scope are still controv...

Caddoan Languages

Anthony Grant

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Caddoan Languages Introduction The Caddoan languages were traditionally spoken in various locations in the Great Plains. In his article on Cad...

Caucasian Languages

Marina Chumakina

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Caucasian Languages Introduction Medieval Arab geographers called the Caucasus “a mountain of tongues.” Many diverse languages are spoken in th...


Jurgis Pakerys

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

CausativesIntroductionA causative is a linguistic expression referring to a situation consisting of a certain event and a force responsible for the re...

Celtic Languages

Sìm Innes

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Celtic Languages Introduction Celtic languages constitute one distinct branch of the Indo-European languages. The modern Celtic languages are ...

Celtic Mutations

Pavel Iosad

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Celtic MutationsIntroductionThe term “initial consonant mutations” refers to a set of alternations that affect word-initial segments (overwhelmingly, ...

Chomsky, Noam

Terje Lohndal, Howard Lasnik

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Noam ChomskyIntroductionAvram Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia on 7 December 1928. His father, William Chomsky, was a noted Hebrew scholar. Choms...

Chumashan Languages

Timothy Henry-Rodriguez

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Chumashan LanguagesIntroductionChumashan languages were spoken in and near the coastal areas of Central and Southern California; villages were from as...


Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

ClassifiersIntroductionClassifiers and noun classes are basic kinds of noun categorization devices. They fall into several subtypes depending on the m...

Clauses, Relative

Mark de Vries

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Relative Clauses Introduction Relative clauses are subordinate clausal modifiers. Semantically, they contain a variable that is somehow relate...

Clinical Linguistics

Louise Cummings

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Clinical LinguisticsIntroductionClinical linguistics is the application of linguistic concepts, theories, and methods to the study of language disorde...

Cognitive Linguistics

Vyvyan Evans

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Cognitive Linguistics Introduction Cognitive linguistics is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of language, mind, and sociocultural exp...

Colonial Place Names

Thomas Stolz, Ingo H. Warnke, Jascha de Bloom

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Colonial Place NamesIntroductionColonial place names (= CPNs) constitute a specific category of toponyms, namely the class of place names which are at...

Comparative Reconstruction in Linguistics

Martine Robbeets

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Comparative Reconstruction in LinguisticsIntroductionLinguistic reconstruction is a procedure for inferring an unattested ancestral state of a languag...

Comparative-Historical Linguistics

Joseph Salmons

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Comparative-Historical LinguisticsIntroductionHistorical linguistics is about how and why language changes over time. Comparative linguistics, in the ...


Michel Achard

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

ComplementationIntroductionIn its more general sense, a complement is an argument of a predicate, and generally opposed to an adjunct, a non-argument ...

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