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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…
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A Germanic language, which originated from England, and is considered the leading language in international communication.
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The study of the abstract aspect of the sounds or *phonemes* in a given language.
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The study of the production and perception of sounds or "phones".
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Words, phrases, and acronyms specific to the study of linguistics.
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The study of the history of words including their origins and the changes they've undergone through time.
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The diachronic study of language and its evolution.
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A branch of science that uses computers and mathematical methods to construct and investigate linguistic theory. Its technological and algorithmic implementation is called NLP.
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the study of meaning, used to understand expressions through language.
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The study of the structure and formation of words and their component parts, "morphemes".
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A body of rules, features, or generalizations which reliably differentiate between grammatical and ungrammatical constructions.
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Questions seeking books, websites, articles, papers, research, or downloadable content on any linguistic topic.
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The study of structural features, diversity and commonalities among the world's languages.
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The International Phonetic Alphabet: A Latin-based alphabet designed for transcribing all sounds of all languages.
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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…
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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,…
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Part of speech whose members indicate an action or a state of being.
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a database of text or speech, possibly annotated with language-specific explanatory information. Used for testing statistical hypothesis and constructing quantitative mode…
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Comparisons across (as opposed to within) languages or language families.
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request for references of languages that satisfy the criteria set in the question.
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Proto-Indo-European (PIE), the reconstructed proto-language for the Indo-European language family
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For linguistic questions 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 othe…
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For requests of linguistic resources (like corpora, training data, wordnets, ontologies). When looking for published references, use the tag [tag:reference-request] instead.
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Graphical representations of hierarchical analyses of grammatical relations. Requests to make syntax trees are off-topic.
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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…
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Those speech sounds made with open, unrestricted vocal tracts, in contrast to consonants.
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The phenomenon whereby a language's grammar and lexicon change over time.
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A study of the relationships or correspondences between the languages that have a common origin. Formerly known as Comparative Grammar, Comparative Philology.
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Romance language, official in 29 states, including France, Belgium and Côte d'Ivoire.
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A Hellenic language principally spoken in Greece.
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The study of language learning, especially the processes by which first languages are learned by children.
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The study of societal effects on language use and of language use on society.
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The traditional set of eight word classes: Noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, pronoun, and interjection.
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Refers either to abstract and often mathematical theories focused more on explanation and generalization than on application, or the discussion of these theories' properties.
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The language family covering the majority of the languages of Europe and the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent.
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Questions which apply solely or mostly to the written forms of languages as opposed to their spoken forms.