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agrammatism

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Psychology.

A form of aphasia in which there is an impairment in ability to arrange words in their correct order, to use function words properly, and/or to use accidence appropriately in an inflecting...

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Chinese

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Linguistics.

As a language name, “Chinese” is highly ambiguous. It is used to designate any of the following spoken languages: the official spoken language of the People's Republic of China, where ...

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clitic

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A linguistic item that resembles a word but cannot function independently because of its dependence on an adjoining word and can never be stressed. A clitic is thus intermediate between a...

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distinctive feature

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Psychology.

Any feature (1) or attribute of speech or writing that is relevant or significant inasmuch as it enables a contrast to be made between phonological, syntactic, or semantic units of a...

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double bind

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An inescapable dilemma involving conflicting demands that allow no right or satisfactory response. An influential theory of the aetiology of schizophrenia was put forward by the...

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inner speech

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Psychology.

The mental use of words or language without physical articulation of speech sounds. See also phonological loop.

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knowledge representation

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The data-structure techniques and organizing notations that are used in artificial intelligence. These include semantic networks, frames, logic, production rules, and conceptual graphs.

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lexicography

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Linguistics.

The discipline of lexicography is the practical process of compiling dictionaries and related reference works, such as thesauruses, glossaries, concordances, and usage guides. Lexicography...

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Scripture, Edward Wheeler

Michael M. Sokal.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Speech and Language Therapy; Education; Linguistics; Psychology. 1183 words.

Scripture, Edward Wheeler (21 May 1864–31 July 1945), psychologist, phoneticist, and speech therapist, was born in Mason, New Hampshire, the son of Orin Murray Scripture, a New York...

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zoosemiotics

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Linguistics.

n.

The study of animal communication systems. [From Greek zoion an animal + semiotics]

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