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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...

Phonological Research, Psycholinguistic Methodology in

Shigeto Kawahara

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Psycholinguistic Methodology in Phonological ResearchIntroductionThe primary data collection strategy deployed by modern theoretical linguistics is to...


Paul de Lacy

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Phonology Introduction The term “phonology” has several meanings. It is often used to refer to generalizations about sounds and sound combinati...

Phonology, Computational

Jane Chandlee

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Computational PhonologyIntroductionMuch like the term “computational linguistics”, the term “computational phonology” has come to mean different thing...

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...

Possessives, Acquisition of

Elena Babatsouli

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2022-05-26

Acquisition of PossessivesIntroductionThe human capacity for language employs variable structures to denote possession. A single construct may implica...

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...

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