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Semantics, Cognitive

Fuyin (Thomas) Li

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Cognitive SemanticsIntroductionCognitive semantics is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of meaning and mind. It is a subfield of cognitive li...

Sentence Processing in Monolingual and Bilingual Speakers

Paola E. Dussias, Anne L. Beatty-Martínez, Michael A. Johns, Manuel F. Pulido

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Sentence Processing in Monolingual and Bilingual SpeakersIntroductionThe main goal of monolingual models of sentence processing is to explain how the ...

Sign Language Linguistics

Carl Börstell, Wendy Sandler, Mark Aronoff

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Sign Language Linguistics Introduction Sign language linguistics is one of the younger areas of linguistic research, having been a field in it...


Christine Mallinson, J. Inscoe, Lydda López Valdez

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

SociolinguisticsIntroductionSociolinguistics is the study of the effects of language use within and upon societies, and the reciprocal effects of soci...

Sociolinguistics, Variationist

Robert Bayley, Richard Cameron

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

Variationist SociolinguisticsIntroductionResearchers in language variation seek to understand how linguistic, social, and individual factors influence...


Steve Parker

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

SonorityIntroductionSonority is a nonbinary phonological feature categorizing sounds into a relative scale. Many versions of the sonority hierarchy ex...

Sound Change

Joseph Salmons

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Sound ChangeIntroductionSound change is the usual name given to a subfield dedicated to how speech sounds become different over time, and it has one o...

South American Indian Languages

Willem F. H. Adelaar

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

South American Indian Languages Introduction With more than a hundred linguistic lineages and a considerable amount of typological variation, ...

Specific Language Impairment

Cornelia Hamann

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Specific Language Impairment Introduction Children with specific language impairment (SLI) have a developmental disorder characterized by belo...

Speech Perception

Patrice Speeter Beddor

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Speech Perception Introduction Speech perception as an experimental discipline has a roughly sixty-year history. In a very broad sense, much o...

Speech Production

Eryk Walczak

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Speech ProductionIntroductionSpeech production is one of the most complex human activities. It involves coordinating numerous muscles and complex cogn...

Speech Synthesis

Simon King

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Speech SynthesisIntroductionSpeech synthesis has a long history, going back to early attempts to generate speech- or singing-like sounds from musical ...


Ljuba Veselinova

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

SuppletionIntroductionThe term suppletion is typically used to refer to the phenomenon whereby regular semantic and/or grammatical relations are encod...


Andrew McKenzie

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Switch-ReferenceIntroductionSwitch-reference (SR) describes morphemes associated with clause junctures that typically indicate whether the subjects of...


Adam I. Cooper, Draga Zec

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Syllables Introduction The syllable is a grouping of segments that typically includes a vowel preceded, and possibly followed, by consonants. ...


Dunstan Brown, Peter Arkadiev

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

SyncretismIntroductionSyncretism is a term that describes a relationship between morphology and syntax, where the distinctions required by syntax are ...


M. Lynne Murphy

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

SynonymyIntroductionThose who write about synonymy (in earlier works, often synonymity) tend to claim either that it is the most common lexical relati...

Syntactic Change

Acrisio Pires, David Lightfoot

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Syntactic Change Introduction Linguistics began in the 19th century as a historical science, asking how languages came to be the way they are....

Syntactic Knowledge, Children’s Acquisition of

Rosalind Thornton

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Children’s Acquisition of Syntactic KnowledgeIntroductionChildren the world over pass through stages as they gradually converge on the adult language ...

Tense, Aspect, and Mood

Robert Binnick

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Tense, Aspect, and MoodIntroductionAmong the grammatical categories marked in the verbs of natural languages are tense, aspect, and mood (abbreviated ...

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