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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...

An account of English tense and aspect in Cognitive Grammar

Frank Brisard.

in Time

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psycholinguistics. 9688 words.

I offer an overview of the theoretical prerequisites underlying the semantic analysis of tense and aspect in Cognitive Grammar (CG), with a specific focus on the English verb paradigm....

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Accountability in Social Interaction

Edited by Jeffrey D. Robinson.

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Sociolinguistics; Psycholinguistics. 376 pages.

Within the study of language and social interaction, in which this book is situated, the concept of “accountability”—including related concepts, such as “account” or “motive,” “accounting,”...

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Accountability in Social Interaction

Jeffrey D. Robinson.

in Accountability in Social Interaction

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics; Psycholinguistics. 16842 words.

From the general perspective of language and social interaction, especially ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, this chapter reviews two broad senses of the notion of...

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The Accountability of Proposing (vs. Soliciting Proposals of) Arrangements

Jeffrey D. Robinson and Heidi Kevoe-Feldman.

in Accountability in Social Interaction

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics; Psycholinguistics. 10849 words.

Using conversation analysis—in the context of ordinary, English, telephone conversation between adults—this chapter examines the social and interactional organization of a...

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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,...

The Acquisition of Argument Structure

Steven Pinker.

in Language, Cognition, and Human Nature

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psycholinguistics. 8762 words.

The acquisition of verbs’ argument structures presents a paradox in language acquisition research. Many verbs alternate between two argument structures, e.g. load hay onto the wagon/load...

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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...

Adaptation of Perceptual and Semantic Features

ROGOSKY BRIAN and GOLDSTONE ROBERT.

in Functional Features in Language and Space

December 2004; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psycholinguistics. 6623 words.

This chapter examines the role of features in theories of concepts, perception, and language. Features are defined as psychological representations of properties of the world that can be...

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Adjuncts Within Words and Complex Heads*

Glyne Piggott and Lisa Demena Travis.

in Syntax and its Limits

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Psycholinguistics. 6433 words.

If one assumes that the layers of morphology mirrors the hierarchy of syntax and that there is a correlation between phonological and syntactic cycles, then the treatment of vowels in...

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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...

Advice Giving in Psychotherapy

Changmin Duan, Sarah Knox and Clara E. Hill.

in The Oxford Handbook of Advice

July 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Psycholinguistics; Linguistics. 9229 words.

Advice giving in psychotherapy has been an area of interest for theorists and practitioners for a long time. However, clear and distinct answers to questions concerning the role of advice...

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Advice Recipients

Lyn M. Van Swol, Jihyun Esther Paik and Andrew Prahl.

in The Oxford Handbook of Advice

July 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Psycholinguistics; Linguistics. 10223 words.

This chapter examines the psychology of advice recipients, focusing on research predominantly conducted using the Judge Advisor System, in which a participant “judge” receives advice from...

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Affective and Aesthetic Processes in Literary Reading

Arthur M. Jacobs.

in Cognitive Literary Science

February 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psycholinguistics. 9558 words.

A neurocognitive poetics perspective of literary reading is discussed in the form of a ‘mountain climb’ presenting a series of studies on progressively larger text units. Starting with...

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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 Linguistics

Jouni Filip Maho.

in Linguistics

P ublished online May 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 9752 words.

African languages appear in the written records already from Ancient Egyptian times, though then only a single language (or group of languages), that is, Ancient Egyptian. Dedicated...

Afroasiatic Languages

Bonny Sands.

in Linguistics

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 12547 words.

Afroasiatic languages are found across North Africa and throughout much of East Africa and the Middle East. Afroasiatic is generally considered to be composed of the language families...

Afterword The impact of “The cognitive basis for linguistic structures”

Michael K. Tanenhaus.

in Language Down the Garden Path

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psycholinguistics. 5276 words.

This chapter analyzes why CBLS has played such a central role in the history of psycholinguistic research. On the one hand, many lines of research in sentence processing were inspired by...

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Agent, Person, Subject, Self

Paul Kockelman.

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Psycholinguistics. 256 pages.

This book offers both a naturalistic and critical theory of signs, minds, and meaning-in-the-world. It provides a reconstructive rather than deconstructive theory of the individual, one...

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Agreement

Omer Preminger.

in Linguistics

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 11698 words.

Agreement is a phenomenon in natural language in which the form of one word or morpheme covaries with the form of another word or phrase in the sentence. For example, in the English...