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Acceptability Judgments

James Myers.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Computational Linguistics; Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Phonetics and Phonology; Psycholinguistics. 15067 words.

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...

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The architecture of grammar and the division of labor in exponence

Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero.

in The Morphology and Phonology of Exponence

September 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Phonetics and Phonology. 34363 words.

This chapter considers how the general task of exponence is divided up between the lexicon, morphology, and phonology within the overall architecture of grammar. It argues that dual-route...

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Argument Structure

Joshua Viau and Ann Bunger.

in The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics

July 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Language Acquisition; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Phonetics and Phonology. 10678 words.

Children acquiring any language must develop an understanding both of how event components are encoded in verb meanings and of the argument structure of those verbs, that is, how the...

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Clinical Linguistics

Louise Cummings.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Phonetics and Phonology; Pragmatics; Semantics. 9510 words.

Clinical linguistics is the branch of linguistics that applies linguistic concepts and theories to the study of language disorders. As the name suggests, clinical linguistics is a...

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The complete empirical picture of MLM and the linearization of morphemes

Eva Zimmermann.

in Morphological Length and Prosodically Defective Morphemes

March 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 8262 words.

This chapter presents the representative data set of MLM phenomena which is the base for the theoretical arguments put forth in this book. After giving some general background information...

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Computational Phonology

Jane Chandlee and Jeffrey Heinz.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Computational Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Phonetics and Phonology. 15296 words.

Computational phonology studies the nature of the computations necessary and sufficient for characterizing phonological knowledge. As a field it is informed by the theories of computation...

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Conclusion

Eva Zimmermann.

in Morphological Length and Prosodically Defective Morphemes

March 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 1815 words.

The main argumentations in this book are summarized. The theory of PDM was proposed that can account for all attested patterns of MLM. The most challenging empirical area where PDM offers a...

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Conclusion

Sharon Inkelas.

in The Interplay of Morphology and Phonology

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Phonetics and Phonology. 572 words.

Phonology-morphology interaction is very different from syntax-phonology interaction. It sheds light on word-internal structure and on the ability for relatively unnatural phonological...

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Connectionism in Linguistic Theory

Xiaowei Zhao.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Phonetics and Phonology; Semantics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 9638 words.

Connectionism is an important theoretical framework for the study of human cognition and behavior. Also known as Parallel Distributed Processing (PDP) or Artificial Neural Networks (ANN),...

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Contextual allomorphy

Eulàlia Bonet and Daniel Harbour.

in The Morphology and Phonology of Exponence

September 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Phonetics and Phonology. 17263 words.

This chapter characterises the empirical and theoretical bounds of the concept of allomorphy. We demonstrate how allomorphy may be distinguished from phonological, morphological and...

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