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The study of language learning, especially the processes by which first languages are learned by children.
Branch of the Indo-European languages from Northern Europe, including English, German, Dutch, and the Scandinavian languages
Questions which apply solely or mostly to the written forms of languages as opposed to their spoken forms.
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…
about the neurobiological and psychological factors that affect the acquisition, comprehension and utilisation of the language in human beings.
a system to record spoken language visible on a permanent medium.
Natural Language Processing: Computer programming techniques designed to aid in processing human language.
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.
varieties of a language that differ in systematic ways from each other but are mutually intelligible.
if your linguistic question is also related to history.
Branch of the Indo-European language family including all languages descended from Latin, such as French, Spanish and Italian.
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.
A word used in place of a noun or noun phrase. This includes personal pronouns, possessive pronouns, relative pronouns and others.
A branch of semantics, the study of the meaning of words, affixes and compounds too.
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…
the ancient and modern language of the Jewish people.
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 category of word which typically denotes an entity of some kind.
Praat (the Dutch word for "talk" or "speak") is a free scientific computer software package for the analysis of speech in phonetics
articulated with complete or partial closure of the vocal tract.
a subfield of linguistics which studies the ways in which context contributes to meaning.
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…
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…
The process of syntactic analysis, usually used in the context of computational linguistics.
Words that describe or modify a noun or noun phrase.
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.
Ways of systematically representing the sounds of speech in written form.
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.
taken from one language and incorporated into another.
A unit of organisation for a sequence of speech sounds. Consists of a nucleus with optional preceding onset and optional following coda.
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 philosophical questions concerning the nature, origins, and usage of natural language
Development of languages, language families, etc, through time with influences by other languages or pre-existing ones.
A collection of words in (a) specific language(s), often containing usage information.
patterns that occur universally across natural languages, such as properties that all human languages share or implications about the relation between the occurrence of one feature and the other