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Phonology, Early Child

Marilyn Vihman

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Early Child PhonologyIntroductionChild phonology is a relatively young discipline. Although diary studies provided data and analyses from the early 20...


Mikael Parkvall, Peter Bakker

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Pidgins Introduction Pidgins are languages which have come about in situations where people needed to communicate but where no common language...


Anastasia Giannakidou

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Polarity Introduction Polarity phenomena in natural language are pervasive and diverse. Polarity items (PIs) are expressions of various syntact...

Policy and Planning, Language

Suzanne Romaine

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Language Policy and PlanningIntroductionLanguage policy and planning (hereafter LPLP) is a relatively new multi- and interdisciplinary field, but by n...

Politeness in Language

Daniel van Olmen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Politeness in LanguageIntroductionLinguistic politeness can be defined as the ways in which language is employed in conversation to show consideration...


Ingrid Lossius Falkum, Agustin Vicente

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

PolysemyIntroductionA word is said to be polysemous when it is associated with two or several related senses (e.g., a straight line/a washing on a lin...

Pragmatics, Acquisition of

Myrto Grigoroglou, Anna Papafragou

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Acquisition of PragmaticsIntroductionHow do children learn to bridge the gap between the literal, semantic meaning of words and the intended, pragmati...

Pragmatics, Computational

Harry Bunt

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Computational PragmaticsIntroductionPragmatics as a branch of linguistics can be characterized as the study of the relations between linguistic proper...

Pragmatics, Experimental

Jacopo Romoli

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Experimental PragmaticsIntroductionAn important distinction in the investigation of meaning is that between semantics and pragmatics. One way to chara...

Pragmatics, Game Theory in

Thomas Brochhagen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Game Theory in PragmaticsIntroductionGame theoretic approaches to pragmatics characterize pragmatic inference as a product of interlocutors’ reasoning...

Pragmatics, Second Language

Soo Jung Youn

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Second Language PragmaticsIntroductionThe field of second language (L2) pragmatics surveys a range of research issues on how L2 learners learn to use ...

Prague Linguistic Circle, The

Giorgio Graffi

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

The Prague Linguistic CircleIntroductionThe Prague linguistic circle was founded in 1926 by Vilém Mathesius (b. 1882–d. 1945), professor of Anglistics...


Yasutada Sudo

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Presupposition Introduction Presupposition, broadly conceived, is a type of inference associated with utterances of natural-language sentences...


Elly van Gelderen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

PronounsIntroductionThe word “pronoun” can refer to many things; its name suggests that it stands for or refers to another noun. Personal, reflexive, ...


Eva M. Fernández

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Psycholinguistics Introduction Psycholinguistics is the study of the mental processes and representations that support language acquisition an...

Quechuan and Aymaran Languages

Willem F. H. Adelaar

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Quechuan and Aymaran Languages Introduction The Quechuan and Aymaran language groups comprise most of the surviving native languages of the Mi...


Jonathan Ginzburg

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

QuestionsIntroductionThis bibliographical survey concentrates primarily on semantic and pragmatic aspects of interrogatives; a few references are prov...

Reading, Second-Language

Elizabeth B. Bernhardt

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Second-Language ReadingIntroductionThe field of second-language reading holds important connections to both reading and literacy scholarship focused o...


Ekkehard König

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

ReciprocalsIntroductionThe notion of reciprocity (“mutuality”) and its syntactic encoding by reciprocal constructions, marked by each . . . other or o...


Suzanne Urbanczyk

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Reduplication Introduction Reduplication is a word-formation process in which meaning is expressed by repeating all or part of a word. The stud...

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