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Aave

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics.

Abbreviation for African American Vernacular English.

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Abkhaz-Adyghe Languages

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Also called Northwest Caucasian or West Caucasian languages. They are spoken primarily in the northwestern Caucasus, though there are also sizable emigrant communities in Turkey and the...

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Ache-Chamic Languages

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A branch of Western Malayo-Polynesian. They are spoken in Sumatra, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and China.LANGUAGE LISTAceh: also called Atjeh, Atjehnese, Achinese, Achehnese....

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Acoustic Phonetics

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics.

Sound waves form the physical link between speaker and hearer. Central to the field of acoustic phonetics are the concepts and techniques of acoustic physics; but acoustic phonetic research...

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Acquisition of Language

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[This entry includes the following subentries:PhonologySyntaxCommunicative CompetenceMeanings and FormsCritical PeriodsSecond-Language Acquisition]

Phonology

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actant

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Literature.

In the narratology of A. J. Greimas, one of six basic categories of fictional role common to all stories. The actants are paired in binary opposition: Subject/Object, Sender/Receiver,...

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ad hominem argument

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For Aristotle, a fallacy in which ‘persons direct their solutions against the man, not against his arguments’ (Sophistical Refutations, 178b17). Locke sees it as a ‘way to press a man ...

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Adamawa Languages

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Spoken in eastern Nigeria, northern Cameroon, and southern Chad, with some extension into the Central African Republic. They form one of the branches of Adamawa-Ubangi.LANGUAGE LISTAwak: al...

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Adamawa-Ubangi Languages

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Formerly known as Adamawa-Eastern. They form one of the major branches of the Niger-Congo family. Adamawa-Ubangi languages are spoken in an area from eastern Nigeria through eastern...

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Address

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Linguistics.

Forms of address are one of the linguistic means by which speakers mark their psycho-social orientation to their addressees. Forms such as pronouns, names, and terms of endearment encode...

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