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for philosophical questions concerning the nature, origins, and usage of natural language
The variety of English used in the United States of America.
A set of letters that represent phonemes, used to write one or more languages.
A collection of words in (a) specific language(s), often containing usage information.
A grammatical category expressing the time when a state or action denoted by a verb occurs.
A syntactic theory that postulates intermediate constituents below the phrase level (XP) but above the word level (X), known as "X-bar" (written "X̅" or "X′").
Development of languages, language families, etc, through time with influences by other languages or pre-existing ones.
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
Phrase structure is a widespread approach to the analysis and exploration of sentence structure.
The phonemic use of pitch.
The set of words within a language.
Structure and meaning of morphemes and how they interact with the grammatical structure of utterances.
Dependency grammar, often abbreviated as DG, is a particular approach to the syntax of natural languages. DGs view words as directly linked to each other, whereby the links are directed. Phrases consi…
A modality of language, contrasted with written language, whistled language or sign language.
The Semitic languages are a branch of related languages originating in the Near-East and a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic language family.
a word or set of words by which a person, language or thing is known, addressed, or referred to.
The rhythm, stress and intonation of speech.
A class of words denoting temporal or spatial relations or other semantic roles. They are placed before the noun phrase they modify.
Emphasis given to a syllable relative to other syllables.
Language-specific rules governing the combination of phonemes.
Notations used to represent the graphemes of one script using another one.
Questions relating to lexicons: the catalogue of a language's words.
An East Slavic language spoken mainly in Russia and neighbouring territories. For non-linguistic questions about the Russian language, visit our sister site Russian Language Stack Exchange (or Русский…
Groupings of languages which can all be traced back to a common ancestor language they evolved from, for instance the Romance languages are all descended from Latin.
What the body (mouth, throat, nose, lungs) does to pronounce a sound or 'phone'. Se also phonetics.
Questions about languages that use visual transmitted sign patterns, mostly used by deaf people.
A class of words that modify the meaning of a verb, adjective, another adverb, clause, or sentence. Examples in English are "quickly", "often" or "today". Not to be confused with adverbials (sometimes…
Spoken in Turkey - the most widely spoken Turkic language.
Words that have a common etymological origin.
Websites, pages, and downloadable content which provide resources useful to linguists.
Proto-language for the Germanic branch of the Indo-European languages
How often a linguistic element occurs relative to other linguistic elements.
An American linguist who founded the field of Generative Linguistics.