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Trubetzkoy, Nikolai

Edwin Battistella

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Nikolai Trubetzkoy Introduction Nikolai Sergeyevich Trubetzkoy is regarded by many as the creator of the science of phonology. His posthumousl...

Tucanoan Languages

Kristine Stenzel

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Tucanoan Languages Introduction Tucanoan languages are spoken in northwestern Amazonia, in regions of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, the...

Tupian Languages

Aryon Dall'Igna Rodrigues, Ana Suelly Arruda Câmara Cabral

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Tupian Languages Introduction The Tupian stock is a well-established South American linguistic genetic group. The antiquity of archeological e...


Robert Henderson

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Typology Introduction Typology is used to cover two related types of investigations: (1) classifying languages based on shared grammatical pro...

Usage-Based Linguistics

Holger Diessel

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Usage-Based LinguisticsIntroductionSince the beginning of modern linguistics—that is, since Ferdinand de Saussure’s Cours de Linguistique Générale—it ...

Uto-Aztecan Languages

Jason D. Haugen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Uto-Aztecan LanguagesIntroductionThe Uto-Aztecan languages make up one of the largest and most widespread language families of the Western Hemisphere....

Valency Theory

Dagobert Höllein

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Valency TheoryIntroductionValency theory is a grammatical theory which focuses on the verb or the predicate as its center. Modern valency theory was f...

Verbs, Serial

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Serial VerbsIntroductionSerial verb constructions, or serial verbs, are sequences of verbs without any overt marker of coordination, subordination, or...

Visual Word Recognition

Melvin J. Yap

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

Visual Word RecognitionIntroductionWords are the building blocks of language, and visual word recognition is a crucial prerequisite for skilled readin...

Vocabulary, Second Language

Stuart Webb

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2022-04-25

Second Language VocabularyIntroductionThere have been an increasing number of studies investigating second language vocabulary over the last thirty ye...

Voice and Voice Quality

Jody Kreiman

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Voice and Voice QualityIntroductionThe sound of a voice—its quality—plays an integral role in the biological and social existences of animal species r...

Vowel Harmony

Harry van der Hulst

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Vowel Harmony Introduction We speak of vowel harmony when there is a general condition that demands that all vowels within a certain domain, us...

Whitney, William Dwight

Stephen G. Alter

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

William Dwight WhitneyIntroductionThe American Sanskritist and linguist William Dwight Whitney (b. 1827–d. 1894) was his country’s most important prof...

Word Classes

Nikolaus P. Himmelmann

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Word ClassesIntroductionWord classes are among the very few grammatical concepts that have continuously played a central role in grammatical theory an...

Word Formation in Japanese

Taro Kageyama

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Word Formation in JapaneseIntroductionThe term “word formation” is used here as a broad term covering a wide array of word formation processes and mor...

Word Stress

Brett Hyde

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Word StressIntroductionIn most, if not all, languages, each word has a syllable that is more prominent in some way than the others. The most prominent...

Writing Systems

Amalia E. Gnanadesikan, Richard Sproat

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Writing SystemsIntroductionThe study of writing systems, or grammatology, is concerned with the means by which languages are represented by graphic sy...

Writing, Second Language

Robert Godwin-Jones

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2022-04-25

Second Language WritingIntroductionSecond language (L2) writing is the act of expressing oneself in written form in a language other than one’s native...


Alexander Beider

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

YiddishIntroductionAccording to its main system-level characteristics, Yiddish belongs to the High German branch of West Germanic languages. During it...

Zapotecan Languages

Rosemary G. Beam de Azcona

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Zapotecan Languages Introduction Known for their numerous suprasegmental contrasts and VSO argument order, Zapotecan languages are indigenous t...

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