Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange


A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

× 661
The study of the internal structure of expressions, especially between words and phrases, and the principles and processes that determine it. This includes words order, but also the grammatical relati…
× 652
A Germanic language, which originated from England, and is considered the leading language in international communication.
× 606
The study of the abstract aspect of the sounds or *phonemes* in a given language.
× 590
Words, phrases, and acronyms specific to the study of linguistics.
× 572
The study of the production and perception of sounds or "phones".
× 457
The study of the history of words including their origins and the changes they've undergone through time.
× 429
The diachronic study of language and its evolution.
× 402
A branch of science that uses computers and mathematical methods to construct and investigate linguistic theory. Its technological and algorithmic implementation is called NLP.
× 362
the study of meaning, used to understand expressions through language.
× 318
The study of the structure and formation of words and their component parts, "morphemes".
× 301
A body of rules, features, or generalizations which reliably differentiate between grammatical and ungrammatical constructions.
× 215
Questions seeking books, websites, articles, papers, research, or downloadable content on any linguistic topic.
× 190
The study of structural features, diversity and commonalities among the world's languages.
× 190
The International Phonetic Alphabet: A Latin-based alphabet designed for transcribing all sounds of all languages.
× 180
Part of speech whose members indicate an action or a state of being.
× 175
a database of text or speech, possibly annotated with language-specific explanatory information. Used for testing statistical hypothesis and constructing quantitative mode…
× 173
a set of rules that determine the correct way of writing in a certain language, including norms about spelling, punctuation and word breaks. Orthography is usually not considered part o…
× 165
An informal term referring to the verbalized form of words specific to a language. Can also refer to particular individual's pronunciation, as in an accent or a pathology, or a specific speech event,…
× 162
Comparisons across (as opposed to within) languages or language families.
× 158
request for references of languages that satisfy the criteria set in the question.
× 154
Proto-Indo-European (PIE), the reconstructed proto-language for the Indo-European language family
× 146
For requests of linguistic resources (like corpora, training data, wordnets, ontologies). When looking for published references, use the tag [tag:reference-request] instead.
× 144
Graphical representations of hierarchical analyses of grammatical relations. Requests to make syntax trees are off-topic.
× 144
For lingusitc question concerning the Latin language, a dead Indo-European language of the Roman Empire and ancestor of modern Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and a few others…
× 131
Those speech sounds made with open, unrestricted vocal tracts, in contrast to consonants.
× 131
The phenomenon whereby a language's grammar and lexicon change over time.
× 130
The discrete and distinctive units constituting the internalized inventory of sounds of a language. A sequence of phonemes is the preverbal form of a word. Phonemes may be systematically distorted upo…
× 130
Romance language, official in 29 states, including France, Belgium and Côte d'Ivoire.
× 119
The study of language learning, especially the processes by which first languages are learned by children.
× 119
A Hellenic language principally spoken in Greece.
× 116
The traditional set of eight word classes: Noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, pronoun, and interjection.
× 114
Natural Language Processing: Computer programming techniques designed to aid in processing human language.
× 113
Refers either to abstract and often mathematical theories focused more on explanation and generalization than on application, or the discussion of these theories' properties.
× 113
Questions which apply solely or mostly to the written forms of languages as opposed to their spoken forms.
× 111
A study of the relationships or correspondences between the languages that have a common origin. Formerly known as Comparative Grammar, Comparative Philology.
× 104
The study of societal effects on language use and of language use on society.