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What the body (mouth, throat, nose, lungs) does to pronounce a sound or 'phone'. Se also phonetics.
A branch of linguistics that interprets language in terms of the concepts that underlie its forms. Cognitive linguistics claims that language is part of a larger cognition apparatus and views meaning …
The phenomenon of an expression (a word, a phrase, ...) having more than one meaning. Ambiguity can be lexical or structural.
Symbols used for the visual representation of speech sounds.
opposed to natural languages, which means they didn't evolve through time but rather were created by a single person or a group for some purpose. (Note: Read Tag Wiki about t…
a major line of inquiry that has been developing inside generative grammar since the early 1990s, starting with a 1993 paper by Noam Chomsky.
Issues related to translation of text or speech as done by computer programs. Can refer to the software, models, methodology, algorithms, performance, and theory of MT (machine translation), including…
a grammatical unit that is composed of one or more clauses or of written texts delimited by upper case letters and markers such as . , ? and ! .
an operation to deny the truth of a proposition, such as "John is NOT tall". Negation results sometimes, but not always in the opposite meaning.
An abstract mathematical object that represents a quantity, such as the concept of "2" or the meaning behind "2π". Numbers are represented by symbols called "numerals".
a set of words that display the same formal (linguistic) properties, especially their inflections and distribution.
a theory usually associated with Noam Chomsky which claims the existence of a human-innate universal grammar consisting of features that all natural human languages share, enabling children to acquire…
Proto-language for the Germanic branch of the Indo-European languages
an Indo-European, Western-Iranian language spoken mostly in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. "Persian" is used synonymously to "Farsi".
A level of syntactic structure that contains a predicate, its arguments and possibly modifiers of the predicate. It is a smaller constituent than a sentence, but larger than a verb phrase or noun phra…
A Romance language spoken mainly in Italy, but also in Switzerland, San Marino and others. For non-linguistic questions about the Italian language, visit our sister site Italian Language Stack Exchang…
Symbols or words that depict a number. Examples are "4", "15" or "three hundred twenty-one". A numeral may consist of one or more digits. Numerals are the symbolic or linguistic representations of abs…
a property of speech sounds that arises by vibration of the vocal folds. For example, the "s" sound in English "zoom" is voiced, but the "s" in "sea" is voiceless.
A Tai-Kadai language spoken in Thailand.
Indicates definiteness or indefiniteness of a noun, member of a small class of determiners.
For questions about linguistic roots (e.g., reconstructed roots for proto-languages or roots for paragigms in inflected languages like Latin)
The aspects of grammar which reflect singular versus plural but also others more exotic like dual and paucal.
A grammatical morpheme that must be attached to a host word of an appropriate kind.
Official language of both South and North Korea, normally written in a script called Hangul, and widely believed to be a language isolate. For non-linguistic questions about the Korean language, visit…
Translation of spoken words into text, usually with the help of computers.
Occur together with a noun or noun phrase and express their reference in the given context. This can be definiteness or indefiniteness, number, possession or proximity. Examples in English are "a", "t…
Modification of a verb from its basic form to indicate information on person, number, gender, tense, aspect, mode, voice or other grammatical categories.
Study of the origin and development of languages.