Glossary of Linguistic Terms


The SIL Glossary of Linguistic Terms provides information in the form of glossaries and bibliographies designed to support fieldwork and linguistic research.


 More than 900 linguistic terms are covered in this glossary. Each term has a definition and a list of sources (see Bibliography). Many entries also include discussion, examples, hierarchical positioning of the term, and other additional information. Originally compiled by Eugene E. Loos (general editor), and editors Susan Anderson, Dwight H. Day, Jr., Paul C. Jordan, and J. Douglas Wingate as a quick reference tool for field linguists, it was last revised in 2003 but continues to be a helpful tool for many.

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French/English Glossary of Linguistic Terms

This glossary gives English glosses for French linguistic terms and French glosses for English linguistic terms. Approximately 8,000 words are included.

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