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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...

Languages of the World

William R. Leben

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Languages of the World Introduction Scholarly work on the languages of the world is aimed in three main directions: genetic classification, ty...

Learnability

Geoffrey K. Pullum

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Learnability Introduction The study of language learnability is not the same thing as the study of how language acquisition actually proceeds,...

Lexemes

Marios Andreou

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

LexemesIntroductionA lexeme is a theoretical construct that stands for the unitary meaning and shared syntactic properties of a group of word forms. A...

Lexical Access, Cognitive Mechanisms for

Marcus Taft

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Cognitive Mechanisms for Lexical Access Introduction In order to communicate, human beings make use of words, which are the spoken or written ...

Lexical Semantics

Dirk Geeraerts

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Lexical Semantics Introduction Lexical semantics is the study of word meaning. Two issues of demarcation are relevant in this respect. First, ...

Lexical-Functional Grammar

Yehuda N. Falk

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Lexical-Functional Grammar Introduction Lexical-functional grammar, usually referred to as LFG, is a theoretical approach to syntax and related...

Lexicography

Howard Jackson

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

LexicographyIntroductionLexicography is concerned with dictionaries, both with the processes of compilation and with the study of the finished product...

Linguistic Anthropology

Paul Garrett

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Linguistic Anthropology ...

Linguistic Areas

Rik van Gijn, Pieter Muysken

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Linguistic AreasIntroduction“Linguistic areas” are defined as social spaces (regions, countries, (sub-)continents) in which languages from different f...

Linguistic Landscapes

Jhonni Rochelle Charisse Carr

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Linguistic LandscapesIntroductionLinguistic landscape studies is the investigation of displayed language in a particular space, generally through the ...

Linguistic Prescriptivism

Robin Straaijer

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-08-23

Linguistic PrescriptivismIntroductionThe term prescriptivism refers to the ideology and practices in which the correct and incorrect uses of a languag...

Linguistic Profiling and Language-Based Discrimination

John Baugh

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

Linguistic Profiling and Language-Based DiscriminationIntroductionLinguistic profiling and other forms of linguistic discrimination were first atteste...

Linguistic Relativity

Peggy Li, David Barner

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Linguistic Relativity Introduction Linguistic relativity, sometimes called the Whorfian hypothesis, posits that properties of language affect t...

Literature and Linguistics

Nigel Fabb

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Literature and LinguisticsIntroductionLiterature is the artistic use of language, also called “verbal art,” to make clear that there are both oral and...

Loanwords

Yoonjung Kang

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Loanwords Introduction When two languages come into contact, words are borrowed from one language to another. Lexical borrowings, or loanwords...

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