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Terminology is the meaning of terms and thier use.

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Language; Terminology

The set of forms belonging to a particular word-class or member of a word-class. A paradigm can be thought of as a vertical list of forms which can occupy a slot in a syntagm. Pronounced ...

lay speaker

Language; Terminology

A general term to refer to an individual who does not possess linguistic training and who can be taken to be largely unaware of the structure of language.


Language; Terminology

A reference to a type of linguistic analysis which relies heavily on the formulation of rules for the exhaustive description (generation) of the sentences of a language.

general linguistics

Language; Terminology

A broad term for investigations which are concerned with the nature of language, procedures of linguistic analysis, etc. without considering to what use these can be put. It contrasts explicitly with ...


Language; Terminology

Any use of a word in a non-literal sense, e.g. at the foot of the mountain where foot is employed figuratively to indicate the bottom of the mountain.


Language; Terminology

An adjective referring to linguistic analysis which lay emphasis on relatively abstract conceptions of language structure.


Language; Terminology

Several minimal features in a person's voice.

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