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A glossary of English/Korean terms used in linguistics.

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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 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

A discrete unit of sound in language that can be used to distinguish a word from another word.

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

The morphological process by which a word other than a noun (i.e. verb, adverb, adjective) is turned into a noun. Adding the suffix '-ing' to a verb in order to create a gerund is an example ...

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

The smallest unit of language that carries meaning. Morphemes can be either free or bound.

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

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 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

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