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Linguistic Anthropology

Paul Garrett

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

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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...


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...

Machine Translation

François Yvon

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Machine Translation Introduction Machine translation (MT) is an interdisciplinary scientific field that brings together linguists, lexicologis...

Mande Languages

Dmitry Idiatov

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Mande LanguagesIntroductionMande languages are spoken across much of inland West Africa up to the northwest of Nigeria as their eastern limit. The cen...


Livio Gaeta

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

MarkednessIntroductionMarkedness is a central concept in the study of linguistics in the 20th and 21st centuries, and it can be traced back to the ear...

Mass-Count Distinction

Alan Bale, David Barner

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Mass-Count Distinction Introduction The mass-count distinction is reflected in the syntax and semantics of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and quanti...

Mathematical Linguistics

Alice G.B. ter Meulen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Mathematical Linguistics Introduction Mathematical linguistics is a field of scientific linguistic inquiry applying mathematical methods and co...

Mayan Languages

Nora C. England, Roberto Zavala Maldonado

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Mayan LanguagesIntroductionThe Mayan family of languages consists of about thirty extant languages plus at least two (Chicomuceltec and Ch’olti’) that...

Mental Health Disorders, Language in

Dennis Tay

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

Language in Mental Health DisordersIntroductionMental health disorders are conditions that disturb thought, mood, behaviors, or combinations of all th...

Mental Lexicon, The

Niels Schiller

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-10-27

The Mental LexiconIntroductionThe term Mental Lexicon, sometimes seen as an online version of a dictionary, is often taken to refer to the part of our...

Mesoamerican Languages

Nora C. England, Roberto Zavala Maldonado

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Mesoamerican LanguagesIntroductionMesoamerica as a linguistic area extends from central Mexico south and east through Guatemala and Belize and into we...


Mark Johnson

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

MetaphorIntroductionFor nearly 2,500 years, since the time of Aristotle, scholars assumed that metaphor was simply a matter of language—cases in which...


Beth Hume, Scott Seyfarth

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

MetathesisIntroductionMetathesis is a term used in linguistics to describe a language pattern where a sequence of two sounds occurs in one order in on...


Klaus-Uwe Panther

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

MetonymyIntroductionMetonymy (Greek μετωνυμία, Latin denominatio) has been known as a rhetorical trope since Greek antiquity. The online Oxford Englis...

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