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linguistics linguistics, scientific study of language, covering the structure (morphology and syntax; see grammar), sounds (phonology), and meaning (semantics), as well as the history of the relations of languages to each other and the cultural place of language in human behavior.
The empirical study of word meanings and sentence meanings in existing languages is a branch of linguistics; the abstract study of meaning in relation to language or symbolic logic systems is a branch of philosophy.
One of the founders of modern linguistics, he established the structural study of language, emphasizing the arbitrary relationship of the linguistic sign to that which it signifies.
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 Min Nan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, Min Nan is mutually intelligible with neither nor Mandarin, the official Chinese language, spoken (at least as a second language) by the majority of those in mainland China and Taiwan, as well as by large numbers of overseas Chinese throughout the world.
Min Nan is spoken in the southern part of the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian by the Hoklo as well as their descendants who migrated from this province to Taiwan, Guangdong (around Chaozhou-Swatou, and Leizhou peninsula), Hainan, two counties in southern Zhejiang and offshore Ningbo.
Unlike some Chinese languages, such as Cantonese, all tones in Min Nan are subject to tone sandhi, that is, a given syllable’s tone changes when it appears in front of another syllable.
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 Min (linguistics)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Min (閩方言 in pinyin: min3 fang1 yan2) is a general term for a group of dialects of the Chinese language spoken in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian as well as by migrants from this province in Taiwan, Guangdong (around Chaozhou-Swatou, and Leizhou peninsula), Hainan, two counties in southern Zhejiang and Zhoushan archipelago off Ningbo.
More complex division is suggested by SIL: Northern Min (Min-Bei, around Jian'ou in Fujian), Central Min (Min-Zhong, around Shaxian, Sanming), Eastern Min (Min-Dong in Fuzhou), Xinghua (in Puxian and Xianyou counties) and Southern Min (Min-Nan, in Zhangzhou, Quanzhou, Xiamen).
The Southern Min language in Taiwan is known as Hō-ló-oē;, in Guangdong as Hoklo, in Hainan as Qiongzhou hua.
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 Taiwanese (linguistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Conventional linguistic analysis describes the tones on a five-point scale, with 1 being the lowest pitch and 5 the highest.
Linguistic work on the syntax of Taiwanese is still a (quite nascent) scholarly topic being explored.
Later, in the 20th century, the conceptualization of Taiwanese is more controversial than most variations of Chinese because at one time it marked a clear division between the Mainlanders who arrived in 1949 and the pre-existing majority native Taiwanese.
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 taiwanese (linguistics)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sino-Tibetan \supset Chinese \supset Min (Fujian) \supset Min-nan (southern Fujian) \supset Taiwanese
Modern linguistic studies (by Robert L. Cheng and Chin-An Li, for example) estimate that except for a small but sizeable fraction (circa 10 % to 25 %), most Taiwanese words have cognates in other Chinese dialects.
In most cases, Taiwanese speakers write using the script called Han characters as in Mandarin, although there are a number of special characters which are unique to Taiwanese and which are sometimes used in informal writing.
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 Read about Min (linguistics) at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Min (linguistics) and learn about Min (linguistics) ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Min (閩方言 in pinyin: min3 fang1 yan2) is a general term for a group of dialects of the
For example, Min is the dominant Chinese dialect spoken by the Chinese minority in the Philippines.
Sanming), Eastern Min (Min-Dong in Fuzhou), Xinghua (in Puxian and
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Southern Min and its counterpart Northern Min can be grouped together as the Min language group.
However, Min Nan is neither mutually intelligible with Northern Min, nor with Mandarin, the official Chinese langugage.
Min Nan is spoken in the southern part of the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian by the Hoklo as well as their descendents who migrated from this province to Taiwan, Guangdong (around Chaozhou-Swatou, and Leizhou peninsula), Hainan, two counties in southern Zhejiang and Zhoushan archipelago offshore Ningbo.
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 Min Nan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Min Nan, Minnan, or Min-nan (Simplified Chinese: 闽南语; Traditional Chinese: 閩南語; pinyin: MǐnNánYǔ; POJ: Bân-lâm-gú; "Southern Min" or "Southern Fujian" language) or Hokkien is the Chinese language/dialect spoken in southern Fujian province, China and neighboring areas, and by descendants of emigrants from these areas in diaspora.
Southern Min and its counterpart Northern Min (Min Bei) can be grouped together as the Min language group.
However, Min Nan is mutually intelligible with neither Northern Min nor Mandarin, the official Chinese language, spoken (at least as a second language) by the majority of those in mainland China and Taiwan, as well as by large numbers of overseas Chinese throughout the world.
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 Knowledge King - Min (linguistics)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Min (閩方言 in pinyin: min3 fang1 yan2) is a general term for a group of dialects of the Chinese language spoken in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian as well as by migrants from this province in Taiwan, Guangdong (around Chaozhou-Swatou, and Leizhou peninsula), Hainan, two counties in southern Zhejiang and Zhoushan archipelago offshore Ningbo.
Some researches tend to divide the Min group into Northern Min and Southern Min subgroups with Fuzhou and Xiamen (Amoy) dialects being paramount.
The initials of Min dialects are more numerous than in Mandarin Chinese, as well as finals.
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 Ting #14
Her article was the first attempt to systematically address the issue of linguistic strata in Min.
study the morpheme hoo in the Southern Min dialect spoken in Taiwan, a marker that occurs in the causative, the passive, and the so-called double-object, dative and serial-verb constructions.
In Mandarin, the most equivalent word to the Min morpheme hoo is gei, which is not used in the causative at all.
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 Linguistics - University of Delaware
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Delaware stands at the forefront of the study of human language as a component of the human mind/brain.
Delaware is one of the few linguistics departments with a generative orientation that emphasizes field work and the study and documentation of endangered languages.
Excellent research facilities are available in the form of a phonetics laboratory and five different laboratories for the study of language acquisition, language processing and neurolinguistics, including a head-mounted eye-tracking facility and a new high-density ERP lab for real-time recordings of brain activity.
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 Chinese language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Few linguists would seriously hold that Cantonese and Mandarin are the same language in the way they use the term, but for the popular classification of a speech variety as a language or dialect, linguistic considerations are often not as important as cultural or nationalistic ones.
As with many areas that have been linguistically diverse for a long time, whether the speech of a particular area of China should be considered a language in its own right or a dialect of another is not always clear, and many of the languages do not have sharp boundaries between them.
Most linguists classify all of the variations of Chinese as part of the Sino-Tibetan language family and believe that there was an original language, called Proto-Sino-Tibetan, similar to Indo-European languagesProto Indo-European/, from which the Sinitic and Tibeto-Burman languages descended.
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 Min (linguistics) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There are many Min speakers also among (Click link for more info and facts about overseas Chinese) overseas Chinese in (A geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore) Southeast Asia.
The (The first letter of a word (especially a person's name)) initials and (The final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament) finals of Min dialects are more numerous than in (The dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China) Mandarin Chinese.
The (Click link for more info and facts about Southern Min) Southern Min language in Taiwan is known as (Click link for more info and facts about Hō-ló-oē) Hō-ló-oē, in Guangdong as Hoklo, in Hainan as Qiongzhou hua.
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 Station Information - Min-nan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Min-nan (閩南(語); native name Bân-lâm(-gú); (sometimes Hokkien or Hok-kiàn especially in Southeast Asia) literally means "Southern Min" or "Southern Fujian" and refers to the local language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China.
However, Min-nan, Northern Min and Mandarin (the Chinese official dialect) are not mutually intelligible.
Min-nan is spoken in the southern part of the southeastern Chinese of Fujian as well as by migrants from this province in Taiwan, Guangdong (around Chaozhou-Swatou, and Leizhou peninsula), Hainan, two counties in southern Zhejiang and Zhoushan archipelago offshore Ningbo.
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 Min Nan -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Southern Min and its counterpart Northern Min can be grouped together as the (Any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province) Min language group.
There are many Min Nan speakers also among (Click link for more info and facts about overseas Chinese) overseas Chinese in (A geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore) Southeast Asia.
Unlike some Chinese languages, such as Cantonese, all tones in Min Nan are subject to (Click link for more info and facts about tone sandhi) tone sandhi, that is, a given syllable's tone changes when it appears in front of another syllable.
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 Encyclopedia: Min (linguistics)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Historic section of Shantou, China with both Western and Chinese architecture Shantou (Simplified: 汕头, Traditional: 汕頭 Pinyin: Shan4tou2), transliterated in Min Chinese as Swatow or Suatao, is a city of 784,000 in coastal eastern Guangdong Province, China.
Southern Min is also spoken by Fujian diaspora in Guangdong, Taiwan, Hainan, etc. SIL International is a non-profit, faith-based, scientific organization with the main purpose to study, develop and document lesser-known languages for the purpose of expanding linguistic knowledge, promoting world literacy and aiding minority language development.
Hokkien can refer to: Hokkien (dialect): a Chinese dialect, a member of the Min dialect branch, similar to Taiwanese An old transliteration of the name of the Fujian province of China This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
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 Institute of Linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The purposes of linguistic research are to conduct in-depth explorations on the cultural, biological, and mathematical and physical universals of human languages and to develop new scientific knowledge to enrich human civilization.
Linguistic Informatics: studies of the topography of linguistic variation, and linguistic communication inside and outside of community.
Furthermore, the linguistic corpora and digital archives of Old Chinese, Modern Chinese, Taiwan Min and Formosan Languages have been established and open for use on line.
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 Ethnologue: Bibliography of Ethnologue Data Sources
Anceaux, J. The linguistic situation in the islands of Yapen, Kurudu, Nau, and Miosnum, New Guinea.
Linguistic field notes from Banda and language maps of the Guang speaking areas of Ghana, Togo, and Dahomey.
The linguistic situation in the Highlands Districts of Papua and New Guinea.
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 Min Nan
However, Min Nan, Northern Min and Mandarin (the Chinese official dialect) are not mutually intelligible.
Min Nan is spoken in the southern part of the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian as well as by descendents of migrants from this province in Taiwan, Guangdong (around Chaozhou-Swatou, and Leizhou peninsula), Hainan, two counties in southern Zhejiang and Zhoushan archipelago offshore Ningbo.
Min Nan retains seven of the eight Middle Chinese tones, namely: # 陰平 Yin-ping 44
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Min Nan is spoken in the southern part of the southeastern Chinese province of
Like all other varieties of Chinese, there is plenty of dispute as to whether Min Nan is a language or a
Min Nan retains seven of the eight Middle Chinese
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 Min Nan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There are many Min Nan speakers also among overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia.
Outside Fujian, Min Nan exists in these major variants:
Additionally, among the ethnic Chinese inhabitants of Penang, Malaysia, a distinct language form has emerged, Penang Hokkien.
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 LINGUIST List 7.362: Austronesian Formal Ling, Scandinavian Conf of Ling
It's not too late to submit your abstract for: AFLA III 3rd Anual Meetings of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Assn. UCLA, April 26, 27, 28 (Fri.-Sun.) Invited Speakers: Ed Keenan, Sandra Chung, Ian Maddieson, Lisa Travis, Diana Archangeli, and Abigail Cohn Abstracts are invited for 30 min.
Papers can deal with any subtopic within linguistics, but this time the conference will have a special emphasis on grammaticalization and cognitive/functional linguistics.
The conference fee, 300 FIM, or 250 FIM for members of the Nordic Association of Linguists and for students, or 200 FIM for student members, includes the abstracts booklet, the dinner on Friday night, and the central conference volume.
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 Min   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In July 1999, NLD member-elect of parliament Kyaw Min died of hepatitis that he contracted while in prison; he had been detained from 1996 to 1998 without trial and was released to his family just prior to his death.
Beginning in February 2000, residents from the townships of Monywa, Kane, Min Kin, and Kalewa in Sagaing Division were forced to construct a new road along the Chindwin River from Monywa to Kalewa.
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 Min Nan - Chinese linguistics and dialect - Chinese
However, Min Nan, Northern Min and Mandarin (linguistics)Mandarin (the Chinese official dialect) are not mutually intelligible.
Min Nan is spoken in the southern part of the southeastern ChinaChinese province of Fujian as well as by descendents of migrants from this province in Taiwan, Guangdong (around Chaozhou-Swatou, and Leizhou peninsula), Hainan, two counties in southern Zhejiang and Zhoushan archipelago offshore Ningbo.
Like all other varieties of Chinese languageChinese, there is plenty of dispute as to whether Min Nan is a language or a dialect.
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Knowledge of all linguistic disciplines that form the subject matter of the lectures and seminars offered during the first six semesters is required: phonetics; phonology; graphemics; lexicology; morphology; syntax; historical development of English; geographical, social and stylistic variation of English.
Depending on the frequency of occurrence of the point under study, the average number of excerpts is 200 (larger in the case of lexical points and smaller with low frequency points).
general linguistics (20 min.): linguistic sign, langue-parole, centre-periphery, hierarchy and realization of linguistic levels and their respective units, relations on the level of the sentence, relations on the textual level (hypersyntax), functional sentence perspective, textual cohesion, speech acts, pragmatics, classification of languages – typology, outline of the history of linguistics
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 MIN - OneLook Dictionary Search
Min, -min, min, min : Dictionary.com [home, info]
MIN : Stammtisch Beau Fleuve Acronyms [home, info]
Phrases that include MIN: min dialect, hu han min, min max, arg min, de min, more...
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 PTE Bölcsészettudományi Kar - ECTS
Theory of language (3 courses are compulsory; the first one is compulsory for those who do not hold B.A. degree in linguistics):
Subjects of the Native Language Education (applied linguistics in teaching Hungarian
linguistics in foreign language teaching research methodology seminar (8 cp)
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 Min Nan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mǐn Nán (also spelt Minnan or Min-nan;Simplified Chinese: 闽南语, Traditional Chinese: 閩南語; native name Bân-lâm-gú) literally, the "Southern Min" or "Southern Fujian" language, refers to the language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China and neighboring areas, and descendants of emigrants from these areas in diaspora.
However, Min Nan is neither mutually intelligible with Northern Min, nor with Mandarin, the official Chinese langugage, spoken, at least as a second language, by the majority of those in mainland China and Taiwan, as well as by large numbers of overseas Chinese throughout the world.
The article about Min Nan contains information related to Min Nan, Classification, Tones, See also and External links.
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