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Syntax of Ditransitives  

Heidi Harley and Shigeru Miyagawa

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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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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

Text-Messaging in Africa  

Ana Deumert

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Linguistics
The concept of Africa requires reflection: what does it mean to study a social phenomenon “in Africa”? Technology use in Africa is complex and diverse, showing various degrees of access ... More

Textual Inference  

Annie Zaenen

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Linguistics
Hearers and readers make inferences on the basis of what they hear or read. These inferences are partly determined by the linguistic form that the writer or speaker chooses to give to her ... More

Theme  

Eva Hajičová

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Linguistics
In the linguistic literature, the term theme has several interpretations, one of which relates to discourse analysis and two others to sentence structure. In a more general (or global) ... More

Theoretical Phonology  

Paul de Lacy

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
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Linguistics
Phonology has both a taxonomic/descriptive and cognitive meaning. In the taxonomic/descriptive context, it refers to speech sound systems. As a cognitive term, it refers to a ... More

Tone  

Bert Remijsen

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Aug 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
When the phonological form of a morpheme—a unit of meaning that cannot be decomposed further into smaller units of meaning—involves a particular melodic pattern as part of its sound shape, ... More

Usage-Based Linguistics  

Holger Diessel

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Jul 2017
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Linguistics
Throughout the 20th century, structuralist and generative linguists have argued that the study of the language system (langue, competence) must be separated from the study of language use ... More

Vowel Harmony  

Harry van der Hulst

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Jul 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
The subject of this article is vowel harmony. In its prototypical form, this phenomenon involves agreement between all vowels in a word for some phonological property (such as palatality, ... More

William Labov  

Matthew J. Gordon

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May 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
William Labov (b. 1927) is an American linguist who pioneered the study of variationist sociolinguistics. Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Labov studied English and philosophy at ... More

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