linguistic process

Definitions of linguistic process
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n a process involved in human language

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agglutination
the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining
assimilation
a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound
derivation
(descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation
dissimilation
a linguistic process by which one of two similar sounds in a word becomes less like the other
drift
a process of linguistic change over a period of time
fusion
the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words
infection
(phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound
lexicalisation, lexicalization
the process of making a word to express a concept
metathesis
a linguistic process of transposition of sounds or syllables within a word or words within a sentence
deletion, omission
any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases
synaeresis, syneresis
the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong
aphaeresis, apheresis
(linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'
aphesis
the gradual disappearance of an initial (usually unstressed) vowel or syllable as in `squire' for `esquire'
eponymy
the derivation of a general name from that of a famous person
melioration
the linguistic process in which over a period of time a word grows more positive in connotation or more elevated in meaning
elision
omission of a sound between two words (usually a vowel and the end of one word or the beginning of the next)
eclipsis, ellipsis
omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences
syncretism
the fusion of originally different inflected forms (resulting in a reduction in the use of inflections)
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human process
a process in which human beings are involved

n the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication

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language
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reading
the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message
speed-reading
reading at speeds significantly faster than normal
perusal, perusing, poring over, studying
reading carefully with intent to remember
browse, browsing
reading superficially or at random
skim, skimming
reading or glancing through quickly
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higher cognitive process
cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use

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