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JournalISSN: 0043-7956

WORD 

Taylor & Francis
About: WORD is an academic journal published by Taylor & Francis. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Phonology & Grammar. It has an ISSN identifier of 0043-7956. Over the lifetime, 1127 publications have been published receiving 23058 citations. The journal is also known as: Slavic word.
Topics: Phonology, Grammar, Verb, Noun, Slavic languages


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01 Jan 1954-WORD
TL;DR: This discussion will discuss how each language can be described in terms of a distributional structure, i.e. in Terms of the occurrence of parts relative to other parts, and how this description is complete without intrusion of other features such as history or meaning.
Abstract: For the purposes of the present discussion, the term structure will be used in the following non-rigorous sense: A set of phonemes or a set of data is structured in respect to some feature, to the extent that we can form in terms of that feature some organized system of statements which describes the members of the set and their interrelations (at least up to some limit of complexity). In this sense, language can be structured in respect to various independent features. And whether it is structured (to more than a trivial extent) in respect to, say, regular historical change, social intercourse, meaning, or distribution - or to what extent it is structured in any of these respects - is a matter decidable by investigation. Here we will discuss how each language can be described in terms of a distributional structure, i.e. in terms of the occurrence of parts (ultimately sounds) relative to other parts, and how this description is complete without intrusion of other features such as history or meaning. It goes without saying that other studies of language - historical, psychological, etc.-are also possible, both in relation to distributional structure and independently of it.

2,996 citations

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01 Jan 1964-WORD
TL;DR: A cross-language study of Voicing in Initial Stops: Acoustical Measurements as discussed by the authors was conducted in the early 1960s and the results showed that the initial stops were noisy.
Abstract: (1964). A Cross-Language Study of Voicing in Initial Stops: Acoustical Measurements. WORD: Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 384-422.

2,363 citations

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01 Aug 1958-WORD
TL;DR: This paper found that children do have knowledge of morphological rules, and that this knowledge evolves from simple, regular rules to more irregular and qualified rules that are adequate fully to describe English.
Abstract: In this study we set out to discover what is learned by children exposed to English morphology. To test for knowledge of morphological rules, we use nonsense materials. We know that if the subject can supply the correct plural ending, for instance, to a noun we have made up, he has internalized a working system of the plural allomorphs in English, and is able to generalize to new cases and select the right form. If a child knows that the plural of witch is witches, he may simply have memorized the plural form. If, however, he tells us that the plural of * gutch is * gutches, we have evidence that he actually knows, albeit unconsciously, one of those rules which the descriptive linguist, too, would set forth in his grammar. And if children do have knowledge of morphological rules, how does this knowledge evolve? Is there a progression from simple, regular rules to the more irregular and qualified rules that are adequate fully to describe English? In very general terms, we undertake to discover the psychological status of a certain kind of linguistic description. It is evident that the acquisition of language is more than the storing up of rehearsed utterances, since we are all able to say what we have not practiced and what we have never before heard. In bringing descriptive linguistics to the study of language acquisition, we hope to gain knowledge of the systems and patterns used by the speaker. In order to test for children's knowledge of this sort, it was necessary to begin with an examination of their actual vocabulary. Accordingly, the 1000 most frequent words in the first-grader's vocabulary were selected from Rinsland's listing. This listing

1,854 citations

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01 Jan 1963-WORD
TL;DR: The authors discuss dialect mixture, obsolescence and replacement, and show a very keen concern with the social mechanism of linguistic change, and include pejorativeracial terms in their discussion of dialect mixture.
Abstract: graphyand settlementhistory of Texas.His inclusionof pejorativeracial terms is a very valuable contribution. His discussion of dialect mixture, obsolescenceand replacement, shows a very keen concern with the social mechanism of linguistic change. The many students of American English who will use these materials must feel a very real senseof obligation towards the author for these advances,as well as for his successin ■tting this very large piece of the American puzzle into place.

1,394 citations

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01 Jan 1959-WORD
TL;DR: The authors reported an exploratory investigation of hesitation phenomena in spontaneously spoken English and made a distinction between non-chance statistical dependencies and all-or-nothing dependencies in linguistic methodology, and made some psycholinguistic implications.
Abstract: [This paper reports an exploratory investigation of hesitation phenomena in spontaneously spoken English. Following a brief review of the literature bearing on such phenomena, a quantitative study of filled and unfilled pauses, repeats, and false starts in the speech of some twelve participants in a conference is described. Analysis in terms of both individual differences and linguistic distribution is made, and some psycholinguistic implications are drawn, particularly as to the nature of encoding units and their relative uncertainty. A distinction between non-chance statistical dependencies and all-or-nothing dependencies in linguistic methodology is made.]

698 citations

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202310
202213
202114
202019
201923
201817