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.
A writing system is a system to record spoken language visible on a permanent medium.
The literary language and language varieties spoken from the Middle East to North Africa of the Afro-Asiatic language family
Systematic changes in pronunciation associated with languages and dialects. Includes segmental and prosodic changes. Sound-change is usually used in a diachronic sense and does not refer to the transi…
The study of language learning, especially the processes by which first languages are learned by children.
Questions which apply solely or mostly to the written forms of languages as opposed to their spoken forms.
Questions that are about the neurobiological and psychological factors that affect the acquisition, comprehension and utilisation of the language in human beings.
Dialects are varieties of a language that differ in systematic ways from each other but are mutually intelligible.
A Germanic language spoken in, among others, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For non-linguistic questions about the German language, visit our sister site German Language Stack Exchange.
Branch of the Indo-European language family including all languages descended from Latin, such as French, Spanish and Italian.
A theory usually associated with Noam Chomsky that accounts for a language's grammar by a system of rules that are able to generate all the possible grammatical expressions in that language. In its or…
A branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family which is mostly spoken in China and consists of many spoken varieties, including the standard and most prominent variety, Mandarin. For non-linguistic ques…
A category of word which typically denotes an entity of some kind.
if your linguistic question is also related to history.
Hebrew, a West Semitic language, is the ancient and modern language of the Jewish people.
Ways of systematically representing the sounds of speech in written form.
a speech sound that is articulated with complete or partial closure of the vocal tract.
Pragmatics is a subfield of linguistics which studies the ways in which context contributes to meaning.
For linguistic questions about Spanish, one of the most widely spoken Romance languages, also known as Castilian. For non-linguistic questions about the Spanish language, visit our sister site Spanish…
Natural Language Processing: Computer programming techniques designed to aid in processing human language.
for questions about the practice, techniques, and methodology of translation — communicating a source language A in a target language B. Don't use this tag for questions asking to transla…
A branch of semantics, the study of the meaning of words, affixes and compounds too.
A unit of organisation for a sequence of speech sounds. Consists of a nucleus with optional preceding onset and optional following coda.
a word is the smallest element that can be uttered in isolation with objective or practical meaning.
Words that describe or modify a noun or noun phrase.
The patterns of changing endings in inflecting languages which cover multiple properties of a word such as tense, mood, person, number, case, etc. This general term covers conjugation of verbs and dec…
When the relative position of words within a sentence may change the meaning or grammaticality, a language is said to be sensitive to word order.
Subgroup of the Indo-European languages, spoken in Eastern and Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Northern part of Asia.
When words are taken from one language and incorporated into another.
For questions about Sanskrit, the Ancient Classical language of Northern India.
Praat (the Dutch word for "talk" or "speak") is a free scientific computer software package for the analysis of speech in phonetics
A system of classes of nouns which trigger specific types of inflections in associated words.
are about the acquisition of one or more second languages. In other words any language other than the mother tongue or native language of a given speaker.
An accent is a manner of pronunciation peculiar to a particular individual, location, or nation.
The national language of Japan, member of the small Japonic language family, otherwise considered to be isolated. For non-linguistic questions about the Japanese language, visit our sister site Japane…
A collection of words in (a) specific language(s), often containing usage information.