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Lexical Semantics

Dirk Geeraerts

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Lexical Semantics Introduction Lexical semantics is the study of word meaning. Two issues of demarcation are relevant in this respect. First, ...

Lexical-Functional Grammar

Yehuda N. Falk

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Lexical-Functional Grammar Introduction Lexical-functional grammar, usually referred to as LFG, is a theoretical approach to syntax and related...


Howard Jackson

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

LexicographyIntroductionLexicography is concerned with dictionaries, both with the processes of compilation and with the study of the finished product...

Linguistic Accommodation

David Beaver, Kristie Denlinger

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2022-01-12

Linguistic AccommodationIntroductionAccommodation is the process whereby a listener makes adjustments in response to behavior of the speaker. In the a...

Linguistic Anthropology

Paul Garrett

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Linguistic Anthropology ...

Linguistic Areas

Rik van Gijn, Pieter Muysken

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Linguistic AreasIntroduction“Linguistic areas” are defined as social spaces (regions, countries, (sub-)continents) in which languages from different f...

Linguistic Landscapes

Jhonni Rochelle Charisse Carr

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Linguistic LandscapesIntroductionLinguistic landscape studies is the investigation of displayed language in a particular space, generally through the ...

Linguistic Prescriptivism

Robin Straaijer

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-08-23

Linguistic PrescriptivismIntroductionThe term prescriptivism refers to the ideology and practices in which the correct and incorrect uses of a languag...

Linguistic Profiling and Language-Based Discrimination

John Baugh

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

Linguistic Profiling and Language-Based DiscriminationIntroductionLinguistic profiling and other forms of linguistic discrimination were first atteste...

Linguistic Relativity

Peggy Li, David Barner

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Linguistic Relativity Introduction Linguistic relativity, sometimes called the Whorfian hypothesis, posits that properties of language affect t...

Linguistics, Educational

Nancy H. Hornberger

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2022-05-26

Educational LinguisticsIntroductionEducational linguistics is a field of research, theory, policy, and practice whose essential concern is the teachin...

Listening, Second Language

John Flowerdew

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2022-02-21

Second Language ListeningIntroductionListening comprehension plays a key role in both first and second language acquisition, and although out of the f...

Literature and Linguistics

Nigel Fabb

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Literature and LinguisticsIntroductionLiterature is the artistic use of language, also called “verbal art,” to make clear that there are both oral and...


Yoonjung Kang

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Loanwords Introduction When two languages come into contact, words are borrowed from one language to another. Lexical borrowings, or loanwords...

Machine Translation

François Yvon

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Machine Translation Introduction Machine translation (MT) is an interdisciplinary scientific field that brings together linguists, lexicologis...

Maintenance, Language

David Bradley

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2022-05-26

Language MaintenanceIntroductionLanguage maintenance involves efforts to maintain an existing language, as opposed to language planning (see the separ...

Mande Languages

Dmitry Idiatov

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Mande LanguagesIntroductionMande languages are spoken across much of inland West Africa up to the northwest of Nigeria as their eastern limit. The cen...


Livio Gaeta

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

MarkednessIntroductionMarkedness is a central concept in the study of linguistics in the 20th and 21st centuries, and it can be traced back to the ear...

Mass-Count Distinction

Alan Bale, David Barner

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Mass-Count Distinction Introduction The mass-count distinction is reflected in the syntax and semantics of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and quanti...

Mathematical Linguistics

Alice G.B. ter Meulen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Mathematical Linguistics Introduction Mathematical linguistics is a field of scientific linguistic inquiry applying mathematical methods and co...

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