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Harris, Zellig

Robert F. Barsky

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Zellig HarrisIntroductionZellig Harris (b. 1909–d. 1992) was a noted linguist whose work contributed to American anthropology, methodologies of scient...

Heritage Languages

Maria Polinsky

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Heritage Languages Introduction Heritage languages are spoken by early bilinguals, simultaneous or sequential, whose home language (L1) is seve...

History of Linguistics

John E. Joseph

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

History of Linguistics Introduction The term linguistics is a product of the 19th century, as are the academic field and the form of enquiry t...

History of the English Language

Ans van Kemenade, Bettelou Los

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

History of the English Language Introduction The study of the history of the English language has a long and rich tradition, starting with a r...

Hmong-Mien Languages

David Mortensen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Hmong-Mien Languages Introduction Hmong-Mien is a compact language family of East and Southeast Asia. Its speakers are found primarily in sout...

Hokan Languages

Carmen Jany

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Hokan LanguagesIntroductionHokan languages are a number of languages grouped together not as a language family, but as a linguistic stock, a series of...

Honorifics

Lucien Brown

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-08-26

HonorificsIntroductionHonorifics are linguistic forms that are used prototypically to express regard or esteem toward an entity worthy of respect, mos...

Humor in Language

Salvatore Attardo

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Humor in Language Introduction The field of humor research developed as an autonomous area of research in the mid-1970s, as the first scholarl...

Hungarian Vowel Harmony

Miklós Törkenczy

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Hungarian Vowel HarmonyIntroductionVowel harmony is the phonological requirement that vowels must agree in their specifications for some designated fe...

Iconicity

Irit Meir, Oksana Tkachman

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Iconicity Introduction Iconicity is a relationship of resemblance or similarity between the two aspects of a sign: its form and its meaning. A...

Ideophones

Kimi Akita

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

IdeophonesIntroductionIdeophones are words that vividly depict sensory experience with marked forms. They abound in many languages of the world, inclu...

Idiolect

David Wright

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

IdiolectIntroduction“Idiolect” refers to an individual’s unique variety and/or use of language, from the level of the phoneme to the level of discours...

Idiom and Phraseology

Manfred Sailer

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Idiom and Phraseology Introduction Idiom is used in this article as a general term for syntactically complex, fixed expressions. In the intern...

Imperatives

Eric Potsdam, Daniel Edmiston

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Imperatives Introduction The term imperative is used in a number of ways in the linguistics literature. In one use, imperative is a semantic m...

Indefiniteness

Henriëtte de Swart

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Indefiniteness Introduction The philosophical work on definite and indefinite descriptions of the form “the N” and “a N” focuses on the logic ...

Indo-European Etymology

Michiel de Vaan

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Indo-European EtymologyIntroductionEtymology, defined as a branch of linguistics, investigates word histories. Latin etymologia was taken from Ancient...

Inflected Infinitives

Marlies Jansegers

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Inflected InfinitivesIntroductionTraditionally, the infinitive has been characterized by its defective morphology within the verbal paradigm: just lik...

Information Structure

Malte Zimmermann

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Information StructureIntroductionThe term information structure refers to the interface between the structure and meaning of linguistic utterances, on...

Innateness

Yarden Kedar

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Innateness Introduction The concept of innateness (innate is first recorded in the period 1375–1425; from Latin innātus “inborn”) relates to t...

Interface Between Phonology and Phonetics

Abigail Cohn, Marie K. Huffman

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Interface between Phonology and Phonetics Introduction The notion of an interface presupposes the existence of two discrete entities. The stud...

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