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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 ...

Tone

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...

Topic

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...

Transcription

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...

Translation

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 ...

Trubetzkoy, Nikolai

Edwin Battistella

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Nikolai Trubetzkoy Introduction Nikolai Sergeyevich Trubetzkoy is regarded by many as the creator of the science of phonology. His posthumousl...

Tucanoan Languages

Kristine Stenzel

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Tucanoan Languages Introduction Tucanoan languages are spoken in northwestern Amazonia, in regions of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, the...

Tupian Languages

Aryon Dall'Igna Rodrigues, Ana Suelly Arruda Câmara Cabral

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Tupian Languages Introduction The Tupian stock is a well-established South American linguistic genetic group. The antiquity of archeological e...

Typology

Robert Henderson

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Typology Introduction Typology is used to cover two related types of investigations: (1) classifying languages based on shared grammatical pro...

Usage-Based Linguistics

Holger Diessel

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Usage-Based LinguisticsIntroductionSince the beginning of modern linguistics—that is, since Ferdinand de Saussure’s Cours de Linguistique Générale—it ...

Uto-Aztecan Languages

Jason D. Haugen

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Uto-Aztecan LanguagesIntroductionThe Uto-Aztecan languages make up one of the largest and most widespread language families of the Western Hemisphere....

Valency Theory

Dagobert Höllein

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Valency TheoryIntroductionValency theory is a grammatical theory which focuses on the verb or the predicate as its center. Modern valency theory was f...

Verbs, Serial

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Serial VerbsIntroductionSerial verb constructions, or serial verbs, are sequences of verbs without any overt marker of coordination, subordination, or...

Visual Word Recognition

Melvin J. Yap

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

Visual Word RecognitionIntroductionWords are the building blocks of language, and visual word recognition is a crucial prerequisite for skilled readin...

Voice and Voice Quality

Jody Kreiman

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Voice and Voice QualityIntroductionThe sound of a voice—its quality—plays an integral role in the biological and social existences of animal species r...

Vowel Harmony

Harry van der Hulst

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Vowel Harmony Introduction We speak of vowel harmony when there is a general condition that demands that all vowels within a certain domain, us...

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