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Pragmatics, Acquisition of

Myrto Grigoroglou, Anna Papafragou

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Acquisition of PragmaticsIntroductionHow do children learn to bridge the gap between the literal, semantic meaning of words and the intended, pragmati...

Pragmatics, Computational

Harry Bunt

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Computational PragmaticsIntroductionPragmatics as a branch of linguistics can be characterized as the study of the relations between linguistic proper...

Pragmatics, Experimental

Jacopo Romoli

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Experimental PragmaticsIntroductionAn important distinction in the investigation of meaning is that between semantics and pragmatics. One way to chara...

Pragmatics, Game Theory in

Thomas Brochhagen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Game Theory in PragmaticsIntroductionGame theoretic approaches to pragmatics characterize pragmatic inference as a product of interlocutors’ reasoning...

Pragmatics, Second Language

Soo Jung Youn

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Second Language PragmaticsIntroductionThe field of second language (L2) pragmatics surveys a range of research issues on how L2 learners learn to use ...

Prague Linguistic Circle, The

Giorgio Graffi

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

The Prague Linguistic CircleIntroductionThe Prague linguistic circle was founded in 1926 by Vilém Mathesius (b. 1882–d. 1945), professor of Anglistics...


Yasutada Sudo

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Presupposition Introduction Presupposition, broadly conceived, is a type of inference associated with utterances of natural-language sentences...


Elly van Gelderen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

PronounsIntroductionThe word “pronoun” can refer to many things; its name suggests that it stands for or refers to another noun. Personal, reflexive, ...


Eva M. Fernández

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Psycholinguistics Introduction Psycholinguistics is the study of the mental processes and representations that support language acquisition an...

Quechuan and Aymaran Languages

Willem F. H. Adelaar

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Quechuan and Aymaran Languages Introduction The Quechuan and Aymaran language groups comprise most of the surviving native languages of the Mi...


Jonathan Ginzburg

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

QuestionsIntroductionThis bibliographical survey concentrates primarily on semantic and pragmatic aspects of interrogatives; a few references are prov...

Reading, Second-Language

Elizabeth B. Bernhardt

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Second-Language ReadingIntroductionThe field of second-language reading holds important connections to both reading and literacy scholarship focused o...


Ekkehard König

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

ReciprocalsIntroductionThe notion of reciprocity (“mutuality”) and its syntactic encoding by reciprocal constructions, marked by each . . . other or o...


Suzanne Urbanczyk

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Reduplication Introduction Reduplication is a word-formation process in which meaning is expressed by repeating all or part of a word. The stud...

Reflexives and Reflexivity

Dana Cohen, Anne Zribi-Hertz

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Reflexives and Reflexivity Introduction The term reflexive is applied by traditional grammarians to an event or situation that “reflects” (“re...

Register and Register Variation

Amanda Black, Tülay Dixon, Larissa Goulart, Stacey Wizner

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Register and Register VariationIntroductionRegister research has been approached from differing theoretical and methodological approaches, resulting i...

Relevance Theory

Nicholas Allott

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Relevance TheoryIntroductionRelevance theory attempts to provide a psychologically realistic, explicit account of communication. It makes foundational...

Salish Languages

Donna B. Gerdts

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Salish Languages Introduction The Salish language family consists of twenty-three languages spoken in southwestern Canada and the northwestern...

Saussure, Ferdinand de

John E. Joseph

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Ferdinand de SaussureIntroductionFerdinand de Saussure (b. 1857–d. 1913) is acknowledged as the founder of modern linguistics and semiology, and as ha...

Second Language Acquisition, Anaphora Resolution in

Cristóbal Lozano

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Anaphora Resolution in Second Language AcquisitionIntroductionAn area of second language acquisition (SLA) that has received much attention over the p...

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