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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...

Reflexives and Reflexivity

Dana Cohen, Anne Zribi-Hertz

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Reflexives and Reflexivity Introduction The term reflexive is applied by traditional grammarians to an event or situation that “reflects” (“re...

Register and Register Variation

Amanda Black, Tülay Dixon, Larissa Goulart, Stacey Wizner

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Register and Register VariationIntroductionRegister research has been approached from differing theoretical and methodological approaches, resulting i...

Relevance Theory

Nicholas Allott

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Relevance TheoryIntroductionRelevance theory attempts to provide a psychologically realistic, explicit account of communication. It makes foundational...

Salish Languages

Donna B. Gerdts

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Salish Languages Introduction The Salish language family consists of twenty-three languages spoken in southwestern Canada and the northwestern...

Saussure, Ferdinand de

John E. Joseph

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Ferdinand de SaussureIntroductionFerdinand de Saussure (b. 1857–d. 1913) is acknowledged as the founder of modern linguistics and semiology, and as ha...

Second Language Acquisition, Anaphora Resolution in

Cristóbal Lozano

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Anaphora Resolution in Second Language AcquisitionIntroductionAn area of second language acquisition (SLA) that has received much attention over the p...

Semantic Maps

Thanasis Georgakopoulos

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Semantic MapsIntroductionA semantic map is a method for visually representing cross-linguistic regularity or universality in semantic structure. This ...

Semantic Roles

Beth Levin

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Semantic Roles Introduction The meaning of a predicate, especially a verb, may be characterized via the relations that its arguments bear to i...

Semantic-Pragmatic Change

Elizabeth Closs Traugott

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Semantic-Pragmatic ChangeIntroductionSemantic change is the subfield of historical linguistics that investigates changes in sense. In 1892, the German...

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...

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