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A writing system is a system to record spoken language visible on a permanent medium.
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The literary language and language varieties spoken from the Middle East to North Africa of the Afro-Asiatic language family
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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…
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The study of language learning, especially the processes by which first languages are learned by children.
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Questions which apply solely or mostly to the written forms of languages as opposed to their spoken forms.
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Questions that are about the neurobiological and psychological factors that affect the acquisition, comprehension and utilisation of the language in human beings.
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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.
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Dialects are varieties of a language that differ in systematic ways from each other but are mutually intelligible.
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Branch of the Indo-European language family including all languages descended from Latin, such as French, Spanish and Italian.
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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…
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Hebrew, a West Semitic language, is the ancient and modern language of the Jewish people.
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if your linguistic question is also related to history.
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A category of word which typically denotes an entity of some kind.
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A branch of semantics, the study of the meaning of words, affixes and compounds too.
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Natural Language Processing: Computer programming techniques designed to aid in processing human language.
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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…
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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…
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Ways of systematically representing the sounds of speech in written form.
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Pragmatics is a subfield of linguistics which studies the ways in which context contributes to meaning.
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a speech sound that is articulated with complete or partial closure of the vocal tract.
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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…
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A unit of organisation for a sequence of speech sounds. Consists of a nucleus with optional preceding onset and optional following coda.
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Words that describe or modify a noun or noun phrase.
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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…
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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.
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Praat (the Dutch word for "talk" or "speak") is a free scientific computer software package for the analysis of speech in phonetics
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a word is the smallest element that can be uttered in isolation with objective or practical meaning.
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Subgroup of the Indo-European languages, spoken in Eastern and Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Northern part of Asia.
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For questions about Sanskrit, the Ancient Classical language of Northern India.
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When words are taken from one language and incorporated into another.
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A system of classes of nouns which trigger specific types of inflections in associated words.
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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.
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The process of syntactic analysis, usually used in the context of computational linguistics.
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An accent is a manner of pronunciation peculiar to a particular individual, location, or nation.
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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…
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