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Morphology and Language Documentation  

Yuni Kim

Online publication date:
Feb 2020
Subject:
Morphology
What does it mean to document the morphology of a language, and how does one go about such a task? Most of the world’s languages are arguably underdocumented, yet morphological ... More

Morphology and Lexical Semantics  

Réka Benczes

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Dec 2019
The investigation of morphology and lexical semantics is an investigation into the very essence of the semantics of word formation: the meaning of morphemes and how they can be combined to ... More

Morphology and Metrical Structure  

Birgit Alber and Sabine Arndt-Lappe

Online publication date:
Feb 2020
Subject:
Morphology
Work on the relationship between morphology and metrical structure has mainly addressed three questions: 1. How does morphological constituent structure map onto ... More

Morphology in Northwest Caucasian Languages  

Yury Lander

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Mar 2020
The five languages of the Northwest Caucasian family (also known as West Caucasian or Abkhaz-Adyghe), namely West Circassian, Kabardian, Ubykh, Abkhaz, and Abaza, are remarkable for their ... More

The Morphology of Yam Languages  

Matthew J. Carroll

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Please check back later for the full article. The Yam ... More

Morphology in Sino-Tibetan Languages  

Giorgio Francesco Arcodia and Bianca Basciano

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Jan 2020
Sino-Tibetan is a highly diverse language family, in which a wide range of morphological phenomena and profiles may be found. The family is generally seen as split into two major branches, ... More

Morphology and Tone  

Irina Monich

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Jun 2020
Tone is indispensable for understanding many morphological systems of the world. Tonal phenomena may serve the morphological needs of a language in a variety of ways: segmental affixes may ... More

Morpho-Phonological Processes in Korean  

Jongho Jun

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Sep 2018
It has been an ongoing issue within generative linguistics how to properly analyze morpho-phonological processes. Morpho-phonological processes typically have exceptions, but nonetheless ... More

Morphosyntax of Dravidian Languages  

R. Amritavalli

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May 2017
The Dravidian languages, spoken mainly in southern India and south Asia, were identified as a separate language family between 1816 and 1856. Four of the 26 Dravidian languages, namely ... More

Morphosyntax of Himalayan Languages  

George van Driem

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Jun 2017
Several language families and a few language isolates are represented in the Himalayas, the world’s greatest massif, running a length of over 3,600 km. The most well-represented language ... More

Motion Verbs in Japanese  

Yo Matsumoto

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Apr 2020
Japanese is a language rich in verbs representing Path of motion, but it also has verbs representing Manner and Deixis. Examining how they are used can deepen our understanding of some of ... More

The Motor Theory of Speech Perception  

D. H. Whalen

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Aug 2019
The Motor Theory of Speech Perception is a proposed explanation of the fundamental relationship between the way speech is produced and the way it is perceived. Associated primarily with the ... More

Multilingualism in Rural Africa  

Pierpaolo Di Carlo, Jeff Good, and Rachel Ojong Diba

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Mar 2019
The pervasiveness of multilingualism throughout the African continent has led it to be viewed as Africa’s “lingua franca.” Nevertheless, sociolinguistic research on this topic has ... More

Multi-Word Expressions and Morphology  

Francesca Masini

Online publication date:
Sep 2019
Subject:
Morphology
Multi-word expressions are linguistic objects formed by two or more words that behave like a ‘unit’ by displaying formal and/or functional idiosyncratic properties with respect to free word ... More

Munda Languages  

Gregory D. S. Anderson

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Mar 2017
The Munda language family constitutes the westernmost branch of the widespread Austroasiatic language family. Munda formerly was considered sister to the rest of the phylum, then known as ... More

Muskogean Languages  

Jack B. Martin

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May 2017
The Muskogean languages are a family of languages indigenous to the southeastern United States. Members of the family include Chickasaw, Choctaw, Alabama, Koasati, Apalachee, ... More

Natural Language Ontology  

Friederike Moltmann

Online publication date:
Mar 2017
Subject:
Semantics
Natural language ontology is a branch of both metaphysics and linguistic semantics. Its aim is to uncover the ontological categories, notions, and structures that are implicit in the use of ... More

Natural Morphology  

Wolfgang U. Dressler

Online publication date:
May 2019
Subject:
Morphology
Natural Morphology (NM) is a functionalist theory that aims to account for morphological preferences on the basis of extralinguistic motivations. It is hierarchically structured in three ... More

The Nature of Productivity (Including Word Formation Versus Creative Coining)  

Andrew Spencer

Online publication date:
Nov 2019
Subject:
Morphology
The term productivity most commonly applies to word formation, but in principle it can be applied to any linguistic process. A process is said to be productive if it applies without ... More

The Nature of Subtractive Processes in Morphology  

Kazutaka Kurisu

Online publication date:
Jun 2020
This article discusses several important phonological issues concerning subtractive processes in morphology. First, this article addresses the scope of subtractive processes that linguistic ... More

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