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Random Linguistics Definitions Beginning with the Letter "T"

there-insertion A term used in transformational grammar for a transformation which relates pairs of sentences by inserting a there-element, such as A baby is in the bath -> There is a baby in the bath. The latter type of sentence is often referred to as existential. tip The end-point of the tongue, also known as the apex; used in the articulation of a few speech sounds, such as the trilled [r].
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Random Linguistics Definitions Beginning with the Letter "P"

Academics / Linguistics : A Walk in the Words (3 years ago)

pandialectal A term used primarily in dialectology and sociolinguistics to characterize any linguistic feature, rule, etc., which is applicable to all the dialects of a language. paronymy A term sometimes used in semantic analysis t... Read Post

Random Linguistics Definitions Beginning with the Letter "B""

Academics / Linguistics : A Walk in the Words (3 years ago)

B = Bayt (Arabic) Bayt = House bahuvrihi In grammar, a Sanskrit term describing a type of compound in which an entity is characterized without either of the constituents directly naming it; also called an exocentric or possessive co... Read Post

Random Linguistics Definitions Beginning with the Letter "D""

Academics / Linguistics : A Walk in the Words (3 years ago)

D = Dalet Dalet = Egyptian Hieroglyph Hieroglyph = Door deverbal A term used in grammar to describe an element which originates as a verb but is used in some other way in sentence structure. For example, in the singing policeman, si... Read Post


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