Tag: linguistic-universals

36 Why do most words for "mother", across languages, start with an [m], and for "father" with [p]/[b], but not vice versa? 2011-10-21T14:57:43.727

25 Is the seeming relation between the sound /n/ and negativity purely coincidental? 2011-09-14T04:27:43.960

21 Are there grammatical analyses of languages that are extremely different from IE grammar? 2011-09-26T18:30:12.743

18 Paucal number without singular 2011-09-14T02:08:46.030

14 Do all languages have sentences? 2013-02-25T04:50:16.560

12 Are word classes universal? 2011-02-10T11:41:45.577

11 Languages with a 12th Basic Color Term 2011-11-15T17:32:06.537

11 Why do onsets not count for syllable weight in phonological processes? 2012-01-13T15:17:56.270

11 Which languages conflate (imperfective) past and irrealis, and why? 2014-04-19T02:20:17.013

10 Universals and emphatic pronouns 2013-12-26T22:04:12.920

9 Hierarchy of morphology, auxiliaries, and suppletion of verbal accidents? 2011-09-21T18:15:07.983

9 Are there languages which use the negation of 'odd' to denote 'even'? 2011-10-10T18:30:28.857

9 How common is it for languages to use the plural for zero? 2015-04-23T17:32:32.307

7 What is known about the universal aspects of the relation between intonation and emotion? 2011-09-17T06:59:23.807

7 What is the origin of the "hierarchy of projections", the language system or (some) conceptual system? 2011-09-20T19:42:44.127

7 Across agglutinative languages are there tendencies for morphemes to occur in certain orders? 2014-04-26T05:23:18.573

6 Are there any "universal" aspects to "adjective sequence" 2012-03-09T15:48:02.680

6 Does any linguist honestly believe that nouns and verbs are not universals? 2015-02-14T13:15:56.980

6 Is honorific "uncle" common across the languages of the world? 2016-01-29T20:43:32.260

5 Can the /m/ sound in a 1st person pronoun be considered a linguistic universal? 2011-09-14T14:21:58.067

5 Vocabulary Comparisons Across Languages 2011-09-22T18:30:51.487

5 Are there languages which lack a full number system but which have an indefinite article? 2011-10-02T09:55:09.850

5 Are there languages with indefinite articles but for which the word for "one" is not related etymologically to any of the indefinite articles? 2011-10-02T10:03:57.000

5 Recommendations on the current state of parameters as explanation in acquisition? 2011-11-08T14:06:33.687

5 TAM categories: Can they be predicted from their numbers (a language's TAM inventory size)? 2015-08-12T00:38:09.507

4 Why do marked terms exist at all? 2012-06-19T12:52:23.947

4 Is there any evidence pro/contra Du Bois' Preferred Argument Structure (ergative patterning in discourse)? 2013-08-25T11:05:30.480

4 Universal "grammar" for mathematics 2013-12-22T21:02:33.583

4 Are there any words understood by speakers of any language in the world? 2014-11-25T18:33:55.383

4 Does each word category have a corresponding phrase category? 2017-02-21T23:12:19.080

3 What do all languages have in common? 2014-07-11T09:39:52.267

3 Order of derivational and inflectional affixes 2014-10-16T09:46:19.557

3 Language characteristics only found in one language 2015-01-15T07:24:45.170

3 Is the concept of a verb-subject complete sentence a cultural/linguistic invariant? 2015-04-02T14:41:59.403

3 Do all languages have the same set of grammatical relations? 2017-03-13T21:04:37.447

3 Is there a purely singulative-collective language? 2017-07-03T18:14:29.410

3 What grammatical features do SOV languages often share? 2018-02-11T02:33:23.803

2 Are there agglutinative languages without a propensity for long compound nouns? 2012-06-06T19:44:58.720

2 Do all tonal languages have tone sandhi? 2013-03-12T01:11:37.470

2 Given a vowel system, how do I find the tendencies and universals that are manifested with it? 2016-01-11T00:07:10.080

2 'Before'/'after' as a spatial metaphor: is the opposite possible? 2016-12-03T17:43:50.850

2 Given all languages ever existed, is there a limit for different parts of speeches? 2017-03-21T11:09:12.393

2 It's now 12 years since Everett made his startling claims about Pirah√£. How have his claims held up? 2017-06-24T15:00:00.387

2 About the universality of the notion of subject and the description of ergativity 2017-10-24T14:14:17.260

2 Do different alignments restrict what kind of word order a language can have? 2018-03-07T00:00:24.030

1 Did case systems dissappear to make embedding easier? 2012-03-03T06:12:32.840

1 What stages of emergence of linguistic features are proposed among the world of scholars? 2014-10-30T12:33:53.627

1 Do all languages share the same set of parts of sentence? 2014-11-02T17:19:11.120

1 Which sign language should I learn first? 2015-01-05T15:14:38.693

1 Is there a theory of universal meaning? 2015-03-16T14:21:09.700

1 Tackling cross-linguistic vowel markedness system[at]ically: features or what? 2015-08-15T22:43:07.463

1 How far is Natural semantic metalanguage really natural? 2015-10-14T17:17:43.470

1 What parts of linguistics deal with the differences between text types? 2017-03-14T16:39:24.637

1 average root length cross-linguistically 2017-07-26T18:03:50.187

1 sonority hierarchy within vowel backness 2017-12-07T12:06:47.800

0 Do other languages than English have verbals ,too? 2017-03-12T20:30:32.320

0 Minimalist Language: List Of Distinct Universal Properties? 2017-07-23T22:39:26.803

0 Does Reduplication oppose any Gricean Maxim? 2017-10-03T12:15:02.243

-3 How to solve 48√∑2(9+3) from a linguistics perspective? 2013-12-01T06:46:21.317