Tag: terminology

28 What's the difference between phonetics and phonology? 2011-09-15T22:43:55.990

24 What's the difference between syntax and grammar? 2013-04-03T01:20:57.180

19 What divides semantics from pragmatics? 2012-09-18T23:31:02.517

18 What's the difference between a "false cognate" and a "false friend"? 2012-09-24T23:25:17.600

17 What is the idea behind calling the adverb the garbage can of words? 2017-02-21T00:41:51.220

15 Is there a term for the syntax difference between English "I like you" and Spanish "Tú me gustas"? 2011-09-13T22:04:47.083

15 What are some recommended online dictionaries for linguistic terms? 2011-09-14T09:04:13.210

14 What's this loanword phenomenon called? 2011-12-07T04:00:35.447

13 Meaning of star/asterisk in linguistics 2011-09-21T00:12:44.150

13 Is it possible for a non-native version of a language to be classed as a dialect? 2012-08-07T16:12:22.677

13 Are Written and Spoken English distinct languages? 2012-09-24T20:46:47.533

12 What's the term for correspondence between the written and the spoken form of a language? 2011-10-01T17:11:38.740

12 What's the 'official' term for when a word is at the tip of your tongue? 2011-10-02T15:18:36.797

12 What's the difference between accusative, unaccusative, ergative, and unergative? 2011-10-22T21:24:35.023

12 How are proper nouns distinguished from other nouns in linguistics (not in orthography)? 2012-03-01T12:44:58.050

12 What is the difference between native language, first language, mother tongue and L1? 2014-02-25T23:31:12.120

11 What's the difference between a form of a language and a dialect of a language? 2012-05-12T15:23:38.053

11 When you think one word, but write another, similar sounding word? 2012-08-06T23:27:03.830

10 What is a phoneme in the context of a signed language? 2011-09-17T01:43:13.530

10 Is the German "conjunctive" the same as the "subjunctive" of other languages? If so why the different name? 2011-10-29T22:16:08.383

10 What does a computational linguist actually do? 2012-04-26T04:31:07.737

10 What is markedness? 2012-06-19T09:55:17.393

10 What is a mora? 2012-06-20T07:10:27.557

10 What is the difference between "anaphora" and "deixis"? 2012-07-25T05:11:39.883

10 Proper terminology for the types of dual 2013-01-19T05:36:53.520

10 Why do we call sound pitches "low" and "high"? 2015-03-28T20:26:10.313

10 What does "generative" mean? Can a linguistic theory be non-generative? 2016-08-31T09:50:50.550

10 What is the definition of "rare language"? 2016-11-05T18:25:39.617

9 What are the criteria for deciding whether a language is "natural"? 2011-09-19T10:06:18.647

9 What is an "adjectival article"? Apparently Albanian "të" is one 2011-10-08T13:39:18.013

9 Is a diphthong one phoneme or two, or does it depend? 2011-12-14T13:59:58.663

9 What exactly is diglossia? 2012-01-08T17:55:19.627

9 Is the body language and hand movements manifested by a person as they speak part of that person's idiolect? 2012-08-07T23:54:33.467

9 What is the hierarchy for studies inside linguistics, or: How many different kinds of error can one make in language? 2013-01-08T20:12:59.653

9 Why is a matrix clause called "matrix"? 2014-10-10T20:51:56.123

9 What is the difference between a word root and a word stem? 2014-11-05T16:30:32.647

9 Are different "aspects" of a Polish verb the same lexeme or different lexemes? 2014-11-27T18:01:17.860

9 Is "sentence" a useful and/or clearly-defined term in linguistics 2015-07-20T13:34:54.180

9 Is the prefix "proto-" reserved only for unattested languages ? 2015-08-12T22:34:17.143

9 What is it called when a word is used based on an extant definition which no longer actually applies? e.g. "dial" with phones 2017-05-04T13:31:30.020

8 Is there a term for the theory that languages move from one morphological typology to the next in a fixed cycle? 2011-09-20T16:52:31.153

8 What is this phenomenon called, and is it the only occurrence? 2012-01-23T18:25:25.477

8 Is there a term for when words that sound like antonyms are actually synonyms? 2012-07-20T07:00:12.287

8 Hearing your name in a noisy crowd: what is this called and how might it work? 2012-08-04T00:17:59.410

8 What is recursion? 2013-02-22T23:36:39.630

8 Is a loanword also a cognate or are the two terms mutually exclusive? 2013-10-09T07:41:20.483

8 Markdown for linguistics? 2014-05-22T16:16:00.390

8 The origin of the term 'verb' 2015-12-08T04:27:47.600

8 Term for borrowing an inflected form as an uninflected form 2016-11-25T09:44:32.503

8 Are non-spoken elements, such as capitalization and punctuation mark usage, part of the English language? 2017-01-11T18:42:28.740

7 Is there a term in linguistics for underdeveloped number systems? 2011-10-02T12:45:32.743

7 What is the term for, and a list of, "continuous dialects"? 2011-10-28T12:55:32.047

7 What is a theta role? 2011-11-09T17:56:40.447

7 Can the term "gerund" be linguistically defined? 2011-11-15T13:25:52.717

7 What is the difference between a copula and a transitive verb? 2012-03-20T11:55:39.763

7 What is it called when a word is constructed out of a language, but is not a part of that language? 2012-04-09T03:23:39.980

7 What is permansive aspect? 2012-05-13T07:09:13.583

7 Meaning of sufformative versus suffix 2012-11-23T02:12:13.617

7 Is there a name for the "case" that is a conflation of nominative and accusative? 2012-12-01T22:29:03.767

7 What defines a language? 2013-02-17T06:53:31.230

7 What is the notion of lemma? 2013-07-29T09:31:39.127

7 How do linguists define the idea of a grammatical subject? 2013-07-30T06:20:43.460

7 Is there any difference between imperfect and imperfective aspect? 2014-01-26T05:50:44.837

7 What really makes adverbs different from adjectives? 2014-07-01T14:51:13.970

7 Is there a general term for certain words or phrases that are socially acceptable for some groups to say, but not others? 2016-11-22T03:23:06.620

7 What is a half-transitivizer? 2017-05-26T16:19:01.980

6 What is the terminology for a source language for new word production? 2011-09-15T06:58:01.020

6 Is etymology considered part of linguistics or a separate field outside the scope of linguistics? 2011-09-28T21:44:23.913

6 Where does the term "segment" fit in in relation to "phone" and "phoneme"? 2011-12-15T07:27:24.787

6 Cents symbol in phonology 2012-01-24T12:50:39.080

6 What is a middle voice and a medio-passive voice? 2012-03-24T18:31:12.670

6 What does the term "coercion" mean in the context of Cognitive Linguistics? 2012-04-18T03:03:00.867

6 What does the term "ontology" mean vis a vis the study of natural language? 2012-07-01T04:31:29.253

6 Argot vs Jargon 2012-11-09T08:36:57.420

6 What is the name of this grammatical construct: a sentence has two endings? 2012-12-13T17:49:09.753

6 Relation between some linguistics terms 2013-01-15T06:53:22.430

6 Why does the term "raising" suggest directionality? 2013-03-23T19:00:25.290

6 What is the name of the grammatical aspect conveyed by the English auxiliary "keep"? 2013-06-06T04:06:40.903

6 Is there a named common ancestor of Germanic and Latin besides "Indo-European"? 2013-06-12T01:54:14.573

6 Are "mother" and "father" antonyms? 2013-08-26T09:38:49.933

6 What is the difference between phrase prosody and sentence prosody? 2013-09-15T23:07:23.430

6 Are "go" and "went" part of the same lexeme? 2013-09-21T18:06:22.737

6 What's the difference between recursion and embedding? 2013-11-10T09:20:43.853

6 What's the linguistic term for the words used when addressing someone? 2013-11-19T08:58:42.277

6 What is the linguistic term for an environment where parents teach a second language to their children in lieu of the parents' native language? 2015-01-03T00:16:41.397

6 What is the difference between coreference resolution and anaphora resolution? 2015-02-23T05:34:30.090

6 Treatment of or collective term for constructions with no*, some*, any*, every* 2015-11-06T07:40:02.953

6 What are the differences between theoretical perspectives of the uses of the term "register"? 2016-03-14T06:52:36.760

5 What is the difference between a "mixed language" and a "creole"? 2011-09-15T23:51:14.680

5 Are there counterparts to phones and phonetics for signed languages? 2011-09-17T08:23:28.847

5 What is exactly "descriptivism"? 2011-10-23T04:05:04.327

5 Definition(s) of phoneme 2012-02-26T23:26:29.033

5 Rationale for diphthongs 2012-03-06T09:23:20.890

5 What is a native speaker, and at what point does someone become a native speaker? 2012-05-12T13:26:10.000

5 Do languages besides the Kartvelian family have a property of verbs called "version"? 2012-05-30T11:52:09.200

5 What is the definition of "complementary distribution"? 2012-07-01T01:13:57.933

5 Difference between production of vowels, diphthongs and semi-vowels 2012-09-07T06:26:49.073

5 Derivational vs. Inflectional Morphemes 2012-10-05T23:30:04.027

5 Is there a syntactic term for finite verb + infinitive constructions such as "wants to paint"? 2013-02-26T04:58:37.343