Monday, November 21, 2011

Random Linguistics Definitions Beginning with the Letter "I"

idiolect The speech or dialect of a single individual. Hence idolect variation is variation within a language that is simply between one speaker and another.

illative (ILL) *Case whose basic role is to indicate movement into something: e.g. schematically, I walked house-ILL 'I walked into the house'.

intervocalic Appearing between vowels. E.g. [p] is an intervocalic consonant in kipper ['kIpə].

Definitions from: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics, Second edition, 2007
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