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A glossary of English/Korean terms used in linguistics.

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An abstract lexical unit of language that maintains its basic meaning regardless of inflection. A lexeme can consist of one or more words.

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

The relationship between two sentences in which the truth of first sentence logically requires the truth of the second sentence. For example, "the man and woman got divorced" requires or entails that ...

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

The information that is strongly suggested in an utterance but that is not necessarily entailed. For example, "the man took out his books and sat down" implies that the man tooks and his and then sat ...

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

An utterance in language that fulfills a performative function in communication. Common speech acts include apologies, commands, compliments, refusals, requests, etc.

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

In Korean, a suffix that attaches to and completes the conjugation of a verb stem but that can also be preceded by a suffix known as a pre-final ending. Final endings can function to end a sentence, ...

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

In Korean, a suffix that attaches to a verb stem but that must be followed by an additional suffix known as a final-ending. Pre-final endings indicate tense, modality, and honorification.

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

The morphological process by which a word other than an adjective (i.e. verb, adverb, noun) is turned into an adjective. Adding the suffix '-ful' or '-less' to certain nouns is an ...

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

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