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Acceptability Judgments

Jon Sprouse

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

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Acquisition, Second Language, and Bilingualism, Psycholinguistic Perspectives on

Eleonora Rossi, Judith Kroll

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Psycholinguistic Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition and BilingualismIntroductionHow do the mind and brain accommodate the presence of more th...


Alan Libert

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

AdpositionsIntroductionAdposition is the name of a part of speech or word class. Although it may not be a familiar term to those outside of linguistic...


Stela Manova

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Affixation Introduction Affixation is a morphological process whereby a bound morpheme, an affix, is attached to a morphological base. Diachro...

African Linguistics

Jouni Filip Maho

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

African Linguistics Introduction African languages appear in the written records already from Ancient Egyptian times, though then only a singl...

Afroasiatic Languages

Bonny Sands

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Afroasiatic LanguagesIntroductionAfroasiatic languages are found across North Africa and throughout much of East Africa and the Middle East. Afroasiat...


Omer Preminger

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Agreement Introduction Agreement is a phenomenon in natural language in which the form of one word or morpheme covaries with the form of anoth...

Algonquian Linguistics

Conor McDonough Quinn

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Algonquian Linguistics Introduction The traditional and post-European contact range of the Algonquian languages covers an enormous area: roughl...

Altaic Languages

George Starostin

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Altaic Languages Introduction The term “Altaic” is commonly applied by linguists to a number of language families, spread across Central Asia ...

Analogy in Language and Linguistics

Olga Fischer

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Analogy in Language and LinguisticsIntroductionAnalogy (from Ancient Greek αναλογια, “reasoning from one point to another”) is a cognitive process inv...


Eric Reuland, Martin Everaert, Anna Volkova

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Anaphora Introduction Anaphora can be generally defined as “subsequent reference to an entity already introduced in discourse” (Safir 2004a; se...

Animal Communication

Mark Krause

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Animal CommunicationIntroductionAnimal communication is a thriving area of study, with contributions from the fields of biology, ecology, animal behav...


Christos Salis, Jessica Obermeyer, Susan Edwards

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

AphasiaIntroductionAphasia is a language disorder acquired subsequent to brain damage that affects production and understanding of spoken and written ...


David A. Peterson

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

ApplicativesIntroductionApplicative constructions (henceforth, “applicatives”) allow languages to express what otherwise would be expressed as an obli...

Applied Linguistics, Critical

Alastair Pennycook

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-10-27

Critical Applied LinguisticsIntroductionCritical applied linguistics is a field of inquiry and practice that can be understood in several ways. It bri...

Arawak Languages

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Arawak LanguagesIntroductionThe Arawak family is the largest in South America, with about forty extant languages. Arawak languages are spoken in lowla...

Argument Structure

Beth Levin

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Argument StructureIntroductionThe term “argument structure” is used to refer to the lexical representation of argument-taking lexical items—typically ...

Artificial Languages

Arika Okrent

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Artificial Languages Introduction Artificial languages are languages that have been consciously devised, usually by a single creator. They are...

Athabaskan Languages

Sharon Hargus

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Athabaskan Languages Introduction The Athabaskan family of languages is or was spoken in primarily three regions: (1) in the interior of Alaska...

Australian Languages

Claire Bowern

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Australian Languages Introduction At the time of the first European settlement of Australia in 1788, there were approximately 250 distinct lang...

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