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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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