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Comparative Reconstruction in Linguistics

Martine Robbeets

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Comparative Reconstruction in LinguisticsIntroductionLinguistic reconstruction is a procedure for inferring an unattested ancestral state of a languag...

Comparative-Historical Linguistics

Joseph Salmons

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Comparative-Historical LinguisticsIntroductionHistorical linguistics is about how and why language changes over time. Comparative linguistics, in the ...

Complementation

Michel Achard

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

ComplementationIntroductionIn its more general sense, a complement is an argument of a predicate, and generally opposed to an adjunct, a non-argument ...

Complexity, Linguistic

Bernd Kortmann, Verena Schröter

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Linguistic ComplexityIntroductionLinguistic complexity (or: language complexity, complexity in language) is a multifaceted and multidimensional resear...

Compositionality

Jeff Pelletier

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Compositionality Introduction “Compositionality” is used in two different senses, and sometimes the literature seems to be antagonistic because...

Compounding

Sergio Scalise, Francesca Forza

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Compounding Introduction Compounding is the morphological operation that—in general—puts together two free forms and gives rise to a new word. ...

Computational Linguistics

Robert Dale

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Computational Linguistics Introduction Computational linguistics (CL) is an interdisciplinary mix of computer science and linguistics with addi...

Conditionals

Ana Arregui

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Conditionals Introduction Over the years, conditionals have proven a lively domain of research in disciplines such as linguistics, philosophy,...

Conjunctions

Caterina Mauri

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-08-23

ConjunctionsIntroductionConjunctions are linguistic elements that link two or more words, phrases, clauses, or sentences within a larger unit, in such...

Connectionism

Ping Li, Xiaowei Zhao

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

ConnectionismIntroductionConnectionism, also known as parallel distributed processing (PDP) or artificial neural networks, and most recently reenginee...

Consonant Epenthesis

Rebecca Morley

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Consonant EpenthesisIntroductionUse of the term epenthesis implies an input-output mapping relationship in which the output contains more segmental ma...

Contrastive Analysis in Linguistics

Christian Mair

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Contrastive Analysis in LinguisticsIntroductionIn its core sense, contrastive linguistics can be defined as the theoretically grounded, systematic and...

Conversation Analysis

Jack Sidnell

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Conversation Analysis Introduction Conversation analysis (CA) is an approach to the study of social interaction that emerged in the 1960s in t...

Conversation, Maxims of

Benjamin Spector

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Maxims of Conversation Introduction One of the central goals of contemporary linguistic pragmatics is to account for how competent language us...

Conversational Implicature

Darcy Sperlich

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Conversational Implicature Introduction The theory of conversational implicature originates from Gricean pragmatics, involving concepts of the...

Cooperative Principle

Laurence Horn

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Cooperative Principle Introduction The basis of Gricean pragmatics is the cooperative principle (CP): “Make your conversational contribution s...

Coordination

Grant Goodall

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Coordination Introduction Coordination is a phenomenon in which two or more elements, known as “conjuncts,” are linked together, often with a ...

Copula

Barbara Citko

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Copula Introduction Copulas and copular clauses are interesting for a variety of reasons: morphological, syntactic, semantic, historical, prag...

Creoles

Pieter Muysken, Margot van den Berg

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Creoles Introduction Languages in contact can result in the emergence of several new languages, ranging from pidgins and Creoles to intertwined...

Creoles, Grammatical Categories in

Marsha Forbes-Barnett

Subject: Linguistics »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Grammatical Categories in Creoles Introduction Grammatical categories may be split into two large groups. There are those that are verbal or s...