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Jakobson, Roman

Margaret Thomas

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Roman JakobsonIntroductionRoman Osipovich Jakobson (1896–1982) famously characterized himself as a “Russian philologist. Period.” He arranged for his ...

Japanese Word Accent

Haruo Kubozono

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Japanese Word AccentIntroductionWord accent is one of the most popular research topics in Japanese phonology and has contributed to the theory of acce...

Jones, Daniel

Beverley S. Collins, Paul Carley, Inger M. Mees

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Daniel Jones Introduction Daniel Jones, the preeminent British phonetician of the 20th century, was born in London on 12 September 1881. He wa...

Juncture and Boundary

Tobias Scheer

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Juncture and BoundaryIntroductionThis article is about the question of how morpho-syntactic information impacts phonology. Its broad subject matter is...

Kiowa-Tanoan Languages

Daniel Harbour

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Kiowa-Tanoan Languages Introduction The Kiowa-Tanoan family consists of Kiowa and the Tanoan languages Tewa, Tiwa, and Towa (Jemez), many of wh...

Kra-Dai Languages

Peter Jenks, Pittayawat Pittayaporn

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Kra-Dai Languages Introduction Kra-Dai (also called Tai-Kadai and Kam-Tai) is a family of approximately 100 languages spoken in Southeast Asia...

Labov, William

Matthew J. Gordon

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

William Labov Introduction William Labov (b. 1927) has been a prominent voice in American linguistics since the early 1960s. He pioneered an a...

Language Acquisition

Eve V. Clark

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Language AcquisitionIntroductionFirst language acquisition—the study of how children acquire their first language(s)—is the branch of psycholinguistic...

Language and Law

Tammy Gales, Lena Naumova

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Language and LawIntroductionLanguage and law, sometimes referred to as forensic linguistics, has been defined in a variety of ways, some of which focu...

Language Contact

Patience L. Epps

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Language ContactIntroductionThe study of language contact addresses the dynamics and outcomes of multilingual interaction. Accordingly, it intersects ...

Language Documentation

Peter Austin

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Language Documentation Introduction Language documentation, also known as documentary linguistics, is the subfield of linguistics that deals w...

Language Geography

Hannah J. Haynie

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Language GeographyIntroductionUnlike a unified, interdisciplinary field, language geography has largely been a decentralized area of study, carried ou...

Language Ideologies and Language Attitudes

Paul V. Kroskrity

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Language Ideologies and Language AttitudesIntroductionAs conceptual tools, language ideologies and language attitudes were created by researchers in t...

Language in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Letitia R. Naigles

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Language in Autism Spectrum DisordersIntroductionAutism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a genetically linked, neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by ...

Language Revitalization

Andrea Wilhelm

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Language Revitalization Introduction Language revitalization is a fairly recent subfield of linguistics that is concerned with halting and rev...

Language Shift

Nicholas Ostler

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Language Shift Introduction In this article, “language shift” means the process, or the event, in which a population changes from using one la...

Language Standardization

Robin Straaijer

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Language StandardizationIntroductionThe term standardization is generally used within linguistics to refer to the process of bringing about a standard...

Language, Gender, and Sexuality

Lal Zimman, Kira Hall

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Language, Gender, and SexualityIntroductionResearch on language, gender, and sexuality has been advanced by scholars working in a variety of areas in ...

Languages of Africa

Tucker Childs

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Languages of Africa Introduction The study of African languages has a history dating back to the 17th century when Europeans first began explo...

Languages of the Americas, Indigenous

Marianne Mithun

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Indigenous Languages of the Americas Introduction The languages indigenous to North, Middle, and South America are both numerous and diverse. B...

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