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Morphology, Blending in

Natalia Beliaeva

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2022-08-23

Blending in MorphologyIntroductionBlending is a way of forming new lexical units by putting together parts of existing words. Blends can also be calle...

Morphology, Subtractive

Stela Manova

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Subtractive MorphologyIntroductionSubtraction consists in a shortening of a morphological base as in the Russian derivation mikrobiologija ‘microbiolo...


Akira Omaki, Masaya Yoshida

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Movement Introduction Movement is an operation that was introduced by transformational theories of generative grammar to characterize so-calle...

Munda Languages

Gregory D.S. Anderson

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Munda Languages Introduction The languages of the Munda family are spoken by around ten million people total, primarily in the eastern and cen...

Muskogean Languages

Jack Martin

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Muskogean LanguagesIntroductionThe Muskogean languages are a family of languages native to the southeastern United States. The members of the family i...

Nasals and Nasalization

Bert Botma

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Nasals and NasalizationIntroductionA nasal consonant is a consonant whose production involves a lowered velum and a closure in the oral cavity, so tha...


Laurence Horn

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

NegationIntroductionAbsent from otherwise complex systems of animal communication, negation is a sine qua non of every human language, allowing for th...

Niger-Congo Languages

Jeff Good

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Niger-Congo LanguagesIntroductionNiger-Congo languages dominate sub-Saharan Africa, and the family constitutes one of the world’s largest referential ...

Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages

Brett Baker

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages Introduction The Non-Pama-Nyungan languages are those indigenous Australian languages whose traditional territory w...

Northeast Caucasian Languages

David Erschler

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Northeast Caucasian Languages Introduction Northeast Caucasian (also often referred to as Nakh-Dag(h)estanian) languages are autochthonously s...


George Starostin

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Nostratic Introduction The term Nostratic commonly designates a hypothetical macrofamily, or “superfamily,” consisting of several linguistic f...


Paolo Acquaviva

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

NumberIntroductionThrough the category of number, languages express conceptual oppositions centering on the contrast between “one” and “not-one.” In t...


Tania Ionin, Ora Matushansky

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Numerals ...

Oceanic Languages

Malcolm Ross

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Oceanic LanguagesIntroductionOceanic languages are spoken across the Pacific Ocean, stretching from the Caroline Islands and the north coast of New Gu...

Papuan Languages

Harald Hammarström

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Papuan Languages Introduction The term “Papuan languages” is used to denote the indigenous languages of the New Guinea region that do not belo...

Penutian Languages

Anthony Grant

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Penutian LanguagesIntroductionThe Penutian language family (or Penutian hypothesis) is the largest genealogical linguistic grouping in western North A...

Philosophy of Language

Bernhard Nickel

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Philosophy of Language Introduction Language is a central component of human existence. This platitude gives rise to at least two motivations t...


Michael Ashby

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Phonetics Introduction Phonetics may be defined as the science of speech. It is concerned with all aspects of the production, transmission, an...

Phonetics, Acoustic

Allard Jongman

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Acoustic Phonetics Introduction Acoustic phonetics is the study of the acoustic characteristics of speech, including an analysis and descripti...

Phonetics, Articulatory

Marie K. Huffman

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Articulatory Phonetics Introduction Articulatory phonetics is concerned with the physical apparatus used to produce speech sounds and the physi...

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