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Labov, William

Matthew J. Gordon

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

William Labov Introduction William Labov (b. 1927) has been a prominent voice in American linguistics since the early 1960s. He pioneered an a...

Language Acquisition

Eve V. Clark

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Language AcquisitionIntroductionFirst language acquisition—the study of how children acquire their first language(s)—is the branch of psycholinguistic...

Language and Law

Tammy Gales, Lena Naumova

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Language and LawIntroductionLanguage and law, sometimes referred to as forensic linguistics, has been defined in a variety of ways, some of which focu...

Language Contact

Patience L. Epps

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Language ContactIntroductionThe study of language contact addresses the dynamics and outcomes of multilingual interaction. Accordingly, it intersects ...

Language Documentation

Peter Austin

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Language Documentation Introduction Language documentation, also known as documentary linguistics, is the subfield of linguistics that deals w...

Language Geography

Hannah J. Haynie

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Language GeographyIntroductionUnlike a unified, interdisciplinary field, language geography has largely been a decentralized area of study, carried ou...

Language Ideologies and Language Attitudes

Paul V. Kroskrity

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Language Ideologies and Language AttitudesIntroductionAs conceptual tools, language ideologies and language attitudes were created by researchers in t...

Language in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Letitia R. Naigles

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Language in Autism Spectrum DisordersIntroductionAutism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a genetically linked, neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by ...

Language Nests

Eve Okura Koller, Gabriela Amaller, Kenedi Cooper

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2022-06-27

Language NestsIntroductionLanguage nests are one of the most crucial methods of language revitalization. The conservation and reclamation of endangere...

Language Revitalization

Andrea Wilhelm

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Language Revitalization Introduction Language revitalization is a fairly recent subfield of linguistics that is concerned with halting and rev...

Language Shift

Nicholas Ostler

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Language Shift Introduction In this article, “language shift” means the process, or the event, in which a population changes from using one la...

Language Standardization

Robin Straaijer

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Language StandardizationIntroductionThe term standardization is generally used within linguistics to refer to the process of bringing about a standard...

Language, Embodiment and

Jordan Zlatev

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2022-08-23

Embodiment and LanguageIntroductionThe concept of embodiment is used in cognitive science and linguistics in a number of different ways. A common deno...

Language, Gender, and Sexuality

Lal Zimman, Kira Hall

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Language, Gender, and SexualityIntroductionResearch on language, gender, and sexuality has been advanced by scholars working in a variety of areas in ...

Languages of Africa

Tucker Childs

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Languages of Africa Introduction The study of African languages has a history dating back to the 17th century when Europeans first began explo...

Languages of the Americas, Indigenous

Marianne Mithun

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Indigenous Languages of the Americas Introduction The languages indigenous to North, Middle, and South America are both numerous and diverse. B...

Languages of the World

William R. Leben

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Languages of the World Introduction Scholarly work on the languages of the world is aimed in three main directions: genetic classification, ty...


Geoffrey K. Pullum

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Learnability Introduction The study of language learnability is not the same thing as the study of how language acquisition actually proceeds,...


Marios Andreou

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

LexemesIntroductionA lexeme is a theoretical construct that stands for the unitary meaning and shared syntactic properties of a group of word forms. A...

Lexical Access, Cognitive Mechanisms for

Marcus Taft

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Cognitive Mechanisms for Lexical Access Introduction In order to communicate, human beings make use of words, which are the spoken or written ...

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