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Acceptability Judgments

Jon Sprouse.

in Linguistics

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 10522 words.

Acceptability judgments form a substantial portion of the empirical foundation of nearly every area of linguistics (e.g., phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics) and nearly every type...

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...

Adpositions

Alan Libert.

in Linguistics

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 13743 words.

Adposition is the name of a part of speech or word class. Although it may not be a familiar term to those outside of linguistics, the name of one of its subsets is: preposition. The latter...

Affixation

Stela Manova.

in Linguistics

P ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 13855 words.

Affixation is a morphological process whereby a bound morpheme, an affix, is attached to a morphological base. Diachronically, the English word affix was first used as a verb and has its...

African American English in the Mississippi Delta

Rose Wilkerson.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Language

July 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Language Families. 7995 words.

The chapter presents a quantitative analysis of copula absence and /r/-lessness of African American English (AAE) by African American women in Coahoma County located in the Mississippi...

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African American Language in New York City

Renée A. Blake, Cara Shousterman and Luiza Newlin-Lukowicz.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Language

July 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Language Families. 7531 words.

The ever-increasing numbers of second generation West Indian Americans affects the ethnic landscape and raises the question of what is African American Language in New York City today? In...

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African American Language in Pittsburgh and the Lower Susquehanna Valley

Jennifer Bloomquist and Shelome Gooden.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Language

July 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Language Families. 8952 words.

This chapter examines variation in the North Midlands African American Language (AAL) varieties in Pittsburgh and the Lower Susquehanna Valley (LSV). The focus is on phonological/phonetic,...

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African American Phonology in a Philadelphia Community

William Labov and Sabriya Fisher.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Language

July 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Language Families. 7700 words.

An analysis of the vowel systems of 36 African American speakers in the Philadelphia Neighborhood Corpus compares their development over the 20th century with that of the larger community....

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African American Vernacular English in California

John R. Rickford.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Language

July 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Language Families. 7482 words.

Research in California has played a significant role in our understanding of variability in African American Vernacular English (AAVE) and its features since the late 1960s, beginning with...

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