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Accent in Japanese Phonology  

Haruo Kubozono

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Mar 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
The word accent system of Tokyo Japanese might look quite complex with a number of accent patterns and rules. However, recent research has shown that it is not as complex as has been ... More

Acceptability Judgments  

James Myers

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Sep 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Acceptability judgments are reports of a speaker’s or signer’s subjective sense of the well-formedness, nativeness, or naturalness of (novel) linguistic forms. Their value comes in ... More

The Acquisition of Color Words  

Katie Wagner and David Barner

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Mar 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Human experience of color results from a complex interplay of perceptual and linguistic systems. At the lowest level of perception, the human visual system transforms the visible light ... More

Acquisition of Pragmatics  

Myrto Grigoroglou and Anna Papafragou

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Nov 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
To become competent communicators, children need to learn that what a speaker means often goes beyond the literal meaning of what the speaker says. The acquisition of pragmatics as a field ... More

African (Urban) Youth Languages  

Ellen Hurst

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Mar 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
A growing phenomena in urban centers on the African continent in the latter half of the 20th century and start of the 21st century has been what have been described as Urban Youth ... More

Altaic Languages  

George Starostin

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Apr 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
“Altaic” is a common term applied by linguists to a number of language families, spread across Central Asia and the Far East and sharing a large, most likely non-coincidental, number of ... More

Anaphora in Dravidian  

K. A. Jayaseelan

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Mar 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
The Dravidian languages have a long-distance reflexive anaphor taan . (It is taan in Tamil and Malayalam, taanu in Kannada and tanu in Telugu.) As is the case with ... More

Aphasia from a Neurolinguistic Perspective  

Susan Edwards and Christos Salis

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Aug 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Aphasia is an acquired language disorder subsequent to brain damage in the left hemisphere. It is characterized by diminished abilities to produce and understand both spoken and written ... More

Argument Realization and Case in Japanese  

Hideki Kishimoto

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Japanese is a language where the grammatical status of arguments and adjuncts is marked exclusively by postnominal case markers, and various argument realization patterns can be assessed ... More

Argument Realization in Syntax  

Malka Rappaport Hovav

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Linguistics
Words are sensitive to syntactic context. Argument realization is the study of the relation between argument-taking words, the syntactic contexts they appear in and the interpretive ... More

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