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Acoustic and Aerodynamic Data on Somali Chizigula Stops

Michal Temkin Martinez and Vanessa Rosenbaum.

in Africa's Endangered Languages

August 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 4646 words.

Somali Chizigula (G311; xma; also Mushungulu) is an endangered language spoken in Somalia and by Somali-Bantu refugees abroad. The Somali-Bantu are descendants of Tanzanian Kizigua (G31;...

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Acoustic Phonetics

Allard Jongman.

in Linguistics

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 7913 words.

Acoustic phonetics is the study of the acoustic characteristics of speech, including an analysis and description of speech in terms of its physical properties, such as frequency, intensity,...

Acquisition of Language

Eve V. Clark.

in Linguistics

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 11974 words.

First language acquisition—the study of how children acquire their first language(s)––is the branch of psycholinguistics that deals with the process of acquisition. This field is variously...

Acting Like Women, Acted Upon

Rudolf P. Gaudio.

in Queer Excursions

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 11585 words.

In the Islamic, Hausa-speaking region of northern Nigeria ‘yan daudu are men who are said to talk and act “like women” and who sometimes participate in affective, sexual, and economic...

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Acting with One Voice

Jane E. Goodman.

in The Monologic Imagination

May 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 13768 words.

This chapter offers a critique of the well-worn claim that voluntary civic associations are inherently democratizing, modernizing forces. In 1930s‒1950s urban Algeria, unanimism—monological...

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Action

N. J. Enfield.

in Relationship Thinking

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 9770 words.

This chapter discusses the concept of social action, defining action with specific reference to the pursuit of goals in the social realm. Several lines of previous research are reviewed,...

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Adamantios Korais as language reformer

Peter Mackridge.

in Language and National Identity in Greece, 1766-1976

April 2009; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 10509 words.

This chapter discusses the linguistic theory and practice of the chief proponent of language reform at the time, Adamantios Korais (1748-1833). The origins of Korais' linguistic theory are...

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Adamántios Koraïs (Αδαμάντιος‎ Κοραής‎)

Florian Coulmas.

in Guardians of Language

March 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 3167 words.

Greece is the cradle of European civilization, and for many centuries Greek was the language of civilization. But under foreign rule Hellas declined, and so did the prestige of Greek as the...

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The Adaptive Approach to Grammar

Givón T..

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

September 2009; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 10198 words.

This chapter focuses on the adaptive function of grammar (morpho-syntax) in its wider context, namely, that of human cognition and communication. It views the adaptive niche of grammar as a...

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Adjectival Anglicisms in the Plural

Valérie Saugera.

in Remade in France

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 6300 words.

When adjectives of English origin are pluralized in French, they follow one of three patterns: they receive inflection, they reject inflection, or they occur in both inflected and...

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