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Experimental Pragmatics  

Florian Schwarz

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
While both pragmatic theory and experimental investigations of language using psycholinguistic methods have been well-established subfields in the language sciences for a long time, the ... More

Experimental Semiotics  

Bruno Galantucci

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Apr 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Experimental Semiotics (ES) is a burgeoning new discipline aimed at investigating in the laboratory the development of novel forms of human communication. Conceptually connected to ... More

Ferdinand de Saussure  

John E. Joseph

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Jun 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913), the founding figure of modern linguistics, made his mark on the field with a book he published a month after his 21st birthday, in which he proposed a ... More

Frequency Effects in Grammar  

Holger Diessel and Martin Hilpert

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May 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Until recently, theoretical linguists have paid little attention to the frequency of linguistic elements in grammar and grammatical development. It is a standard assumption of (most) ... More

Game Theory in Pragmatics: Evolution, Rationality, and Reasoning  

Michael Franke

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Game theory provides formal means of representing and explaining action choices in social decision situations where the choices of one participant depend on the choices of another. Game ... More

Gender  

Jenny Audring

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Jul 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Gender is a grammatical feature, in a family with person, number, and case. In the languages that have grammatical gender—according to a representative typological sample, almost half of ... More

Genealogical Classification in Historical Linguistics  

Søren Wichmann

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Mar 2017
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Linguistics
Different methods exist for classifying languages, depending on whether the task is to work out the relations among languages already known to be related—internal language ... More

Generative Grammar  

Knut Tarald Taraldsen

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Aug 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
This article presents different types of generative grammar that can be used as models of natural languages focusing on a small subset of all the systems that have been devised. The ... More

Georg von der Gabelentz  

James McElvenny

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Jun 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
The German sinologist and general linguist Georg von der Gabelentz (1840–1893) occupies an interesting place at the intersection of several streams of linguistic scholarship at the end of ... More

Grammaticalization  

Walter Bisang

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Linguistic change not only affects the lexicon and the phonology of words, it also operates on the grammar of a language. In this context, grammaticalization is concerned with the ... More

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