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Semantic Change  

Elizabeth Closs Traugott

Online publication date:
Mar 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Traditional approaches to semantic change typically focus on outcomes of meaning change and list types of change such as metaphoric and metonymic extension, broadening and narrowing, and ... More

Semantic Compositionality  

Francis Jeffry Pelletier

Online publication date:
Jul 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Most linguists have heard of semantic compositionality. Some will have heard that it is the fundamental truth of semantics. Others will have been told that it is so thoroughly and ... More

Semantics and Pragmatics of Monkey Communication  

Philippe Schlenker, Emmanuel Chemla, and Klaus Zuberbühler

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Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Rich data gathered in experimental primatology in the last 40 years are beginning to benefit from analytical methods used in contemporary linguistics, especially in the area of semantics ... More

Social Network Approach in African Sociolinguistics  

Klaus Beyer and Henning Schreiber

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
The Social Network Analysis approach (SNA), also known as sociometrics or actor-network analysis, investigates social structure on the basis of empirically recorded social ties between ... More

Sociolinguistics  

Christine Mallinson

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Nov 2015
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
The study of sociolinguistics constitutes a vast and complex topic that has yielded an extensive and multifaceted body of scholarship. Language is fundamentally at work in how we operate ... More

Speech Acts  

Mitchell Green

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Mar 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Speech acts are acts that can, but need not, be carried out by saying and meaning that one is doing so. Many view speech acts as the central units of communication, with phonological, ... More

Speech Perception in Phonetics  

Patrice Speeter Beddor

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Jan 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
In their conversational interactions with speakers, listeners aim to understand what a speaker is saying, that is, they aim to arrive at the linguistic message, which is interwoven with ... More

Suppletion  

Ljuba N. Veselinova

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics

Syntax of Ditransitives  

Heidi Harley and Shigeru Miyagawa

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Ditransitive predicates select for two internal arguments, and hence minimally entail the participation of three entities in the event described by the verb. Canonical ditransitive verbs ... More

The Tangkic Languages of Australia: Phonology and Morphosyntax of Lardil, Kayardild, and Yukulta  

Erich R. Round

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Linguistics
The non–Pama-Nyugan, Tangkic languages were spoken until recently in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. The most extensively documented are Lardil, Kayardild, and Yukulta. Their ... More

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