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Is there an easy way to type IPA?

9 votes
1 answer
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What's the difference between counterbleeding, bleeding and feeding?

9 votes
4 answers
1k views

How old is linguistics as a discipline?

7 votes
3 answers
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What's the difference between structural and generative linguistics?

6 votes
2 answers
836 views

does F3 correspond to any articulatory features?

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1 answer
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What's the difference between open/closed class words and functional/lexical categories?

5 votes
3 answers
641 views

Can a phoneme function as an allophone?

5 votes
4 answers
159 views

How can merge produce grammatical strings if mathematical sets do not have an order?

4 votes
1 answer
291 views

Is lambda calculus only applicable if syntax trees are binary branching?

4 votes
2 answers
1k views

Do all cultures have "taboo language"?

4 votes
2 answers
370 views

To what extent is a language's morphology tied to orthography, and why do we not consider orthography when doing morphological analysis?

4 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why are functional/logic programming languages like Prolog or Haskell popular with computational linguistics and AI?

3 votes
1 answer
618 views

Why doesn't X-bar theory overgenerate?

3 votes
1 answer
298 views

How did a logographic orthography like Chinese organize its word-stock before any type of phonetic notation?

3 votes
3 answers
416 views

Is there any neurological/biological evidence of Merge?

3 votes
1 answer
74 views

Paper request: study that correlates distinctive features with neuronal activation

3 votes
3 answers
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How do you determine phonetic similarity between sets of words?

2 votes
1 answer
85 views

Does the frequency of vocal fold vibration change with pitch?

2 votes
1 answer
351 views

Looking for a database of minimal pairs

2 votes
1 answer
89 views

Is there a common method of transcribing prosody?

2 votes
2 answers
727 views

Can a control verb simultaneously be a raising verb?

2 votes
2 answers
722 views

What's the name of a lexeme's "surface form"?

2 votes
1 answer
146 views

How are DPs generally structured when just encapsulating a noun?

2 votes
1 answer
456 views

Why are phrase structure rules always inconsistent?

2 votes
1 answer
1k views

What are the word-order categories "Subject", "verb", "object" called?

2 votes
2 answers
1k views

What's the difference between suppletion and irregular inflection?

2 votes
2 answers
684 views

Can adjuncts be arguments?

1 vote
3 answers
792 views

On donkey sentences: why is this formalization incorrect?

1 vote
2 answers
144 views

If we can only translate declarative sentences into symbolic logic, then how is symbolic logic useful for linguistics?

1 vote
1 answer
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Why is merge useful?