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Sound Change

Joseph Salmons

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Sound ChangeIntroductionSound change is the usual name given to a subfield dedicated to how speech sounds become different over time, and it has one o...

South American Indian Languages

Willem F. H. Adelaar

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

South American Indian Languages Introduction With more than a hundred linguistic lineages and a considerable amount of typological variation, ...

Specific Language Impairment

Cornelia Hamann

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Specific Language Impairment Introduction Children with specific language impairment (SLI) have a developmental disorder characterized by belo...

Speech Perception

Patrice Speeter Beddor

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Speech Perception Introduction Speech perception as an experimental discipline has a roughly sixty-year history. In a very broad sense, much o...

Speech Production

Eryk Walczak

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Speech ProductionIntroductionSpeech production is one of the most complex human activities. It involves coordinating numerous muscles and complex cogn...

Speech Synthesis

Simon King

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Speech SynthesisIntroductionSpeech synthesis has a long history, going back to early attempts to generate speech- or singing-like sounds from musical ...


Ljuba Veselinova

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

SuppletionIntroductionThe term suppletion is typically used to refer to the phenomenon whereby regular semantic and/or grammatical relations are encod...


Andrew McKenzie

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Switch-ReferenceIntroductionSwitch-reference (SR) describes morphemes associated with clause junctures that typically indicate whether the subjects of...


Adam I. Cooper, Draga Zec

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Syllables Introduction The syllable is a grouping of segments that typically includes a vowel preceded, and possibly followed, by consonants. ...


Dunstan Brown, Peter Arkadiev

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

SyncretismIntroductionSyncretism is a term that describes a relationship between morphology and syntax, where the distinctions required by syntax are ...


M. Lynne Murphy

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

SynonymyIntroductionThose who write about synonymy (in earlier works, often synonymity) tend to claim either that it is the most common lexical relati...

Syntactic Change

Acrisio Pires, David Lightfoot

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Syntactic Change Introduction Linguistics began in the 19th century as a historical science, asking how languages came to be the way they are....

Syntactic Knowledge, Children’s Acquisition of

Rosalind Thornton

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Children’s Acquisition of Syntactic KnowledgeIntroductionChildren the world over pass through stages as they gradually converge on the adult language ...

Tense, Aspect, and Mood

Robert Binnick

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Tense, Aspect, and MoodIntroductionAmong the grammatical categories marked in the verbs of natural languages are tense, aspect, and mood (abbreviated ...


Bert Remijsen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Tone Introduction When the phonological form of a morpheme consistently gives rise to a specific pattern of fundamental frequency (f0), this mo...

Tone Sandhi

Jie Zhang

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Tone SandhiIntroductionTone sandhi, a phonological process by which lexical tones exhibit contextually determined alternation, is commonly observed in...


Reiko Vermeulen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

TopicIntroductionThe topic of a sentence is generally described as the item that the sentence is about. It is principally a notion of information stru...


Willem de Reuse

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Transcription Introduction For the layman, transcription connotes medical transcription, court transcription, musical transcription, or even g...

Transitivity and Voice

Seppo Kittilä

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Transitivity and Voice Introduction Transitivity and voice have a rather long history in linguistics, both dating back to ancient Greek. Initi...


Sara Laviosa

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

TranslationIntroductionThe theoretical, empirical, and pedagogic study of translation is the concern of the interdisciplinary and international field ...

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