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Sentence (linguistics)

Index Sentence (linguistics)

In non-functional linguistics, a sentence is a textual unit consisting of one or more words that are grammatically linked. [1]

37 relations: Affirmation and negation, Clause, Composition (language), Conjunction (grammar), Content word, Context (language use), Copula (linguistics), Dependent clause, Dictionary.com, English language, Finite verb, Function word, Gerund, Imperative mood, Independent clause, Inflectional phrase, Intonation (linguistics), Linguistics, Meaning (linguistics), Nominal sentence, Periodic sentence, Phone (phonetics), Phrase, Predicate (grammar), Punctuation, Question, Rhetorical question, Second-language acquisition, Sentence arrangement, Sentence clause structure, Sentence function, Sentence word, Subject (grammar), Suggestion, T-unit, The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, Word.

Affirmation and negation

In linguistics and grammar, affirmation and negation (abbreviated respectively and) are the ways that grammar encode negative and positive polarity in verb phrases, clauses, or other utterances.

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In grammar, a clause is the smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition.

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Composition (language)

The term composition (from Latin com- "with" and ponere "to place"), in written language, refers to the body of important features established by the author in their creation of literature.

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Conjunction (grammar)

In grammar, a conjunction (abbreviated or) is a part of speech that connects words, phrases, or clauses that are called the conjuncts of the conjoining construction.

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Content word

In linguistics content words are words that name objects of reality and their qualities.

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Context (language use)

In semiotics, linguistics, sociology and anthropology, context refers to those objects or entities which surround a focal event, in these disciplines typically a communicative event, of some kind.

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Copula (linguistics)

In linguistics, a copula (plural: copulas or copulae; abbreviated) is a word used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate (a subject complement), such as the word is in the sentence "The sky is blue." The word copula derives from the Latin noun for a "link" or "tie" that connects two different things.

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Dependent clause

A dependent clause is a clause that provides a sentence element with additional information, but which cannot stand alone as a sentence.

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Dictionary.com is an online dictionary whose domain was first registered on May 14, 1995.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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Finite verb

A finite verb is a form of a verb that has a subject (expressed or implied) and can function as the root of an independent clause; an independent clause can, in turn, stand alone as a complete sentence.

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Function word

In linguistics, function words (also called functors) are words that have little lexical meaning or have ambiguous meaning and express grammatical relationships among other words within a sentence, or specify the attitude or mood of the speaker.

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A gerund (abbreviated) is any of various nonfinite verb forms in various languages, most often, but not exclusively, one that functions as a noun.

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Imperative mood

The imperative mood is a grammatical mood that forms a command or request.

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Independent clause

; An independent clause (or main clause) is a clause that can stand by itself as a simple sentence.

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Inflectional phrase

In X-bar theory and other grammatical theories that incorporate it, an inflectional phrase or inflection phrase (IP or InflP) is a functional phrase that has inflectional properties (such as tense and agreement).

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Intonation (linguistics)

In linguistics, intonation is variation in spoken pitch when used, not for distinguishing words (a concept known as tone), but, rather, for a range of other functions such as indicating the attitudes and emotions of the speaker, signalling the difference between statements and questions, and between different types of questions, focusing attention on important elements of the spoken message and also helping to regulate conversational interaction.

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Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and involves an analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context.

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Meaning (linguistics)

In linguistics, meaning is the information or concepts that a sender intends to convey, or does convey, in communication with a receiver.

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Nominal sentence

Nominal sentence (also: equational sentence) is a linguistic term that refers to a nonverbal sentence (i.e. a sentence without a finite verb).

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Periodic sentence

A periodic sentence is a stylistic device employed at the sentence level, described as one that is not complete grammatically or semantically before the final clause or phrase.

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Phone (phonetics)

In phonetics and linguistics, a phone is any distinct speech sound or gesture, regardless of whether the exact sound is critical to the meanings of words.

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In everyday speech, a phrase may be any group of words, often carrying a special idiomatic meaning; in this sense it is roughly synonymous with expression.

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Predicate (grammar)

There are two competing notions of the predicate in theories of grammar.

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Punctuation (formerly sometimes called pointing) is the use of spacing, conventional signs, and certain typographical devices as aids to the understanding and correct reading of handwritten and printed text, whether read silently or aloud.

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A question is a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or the request made using such an expression.

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Rhetorical question

A rhetorical question is a figure of speech in the form of a question that is asked to make a point rather than to elicit an answer.

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Second-language acquisition

Second-language acquisition (SLA), second-language learning, or L2 (language 2) acquisition, is the process by which people learn a second language.

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Sentence arrangement

Sentence arrangement refers to the location of ideas and the placement of emphasis within a sentence.

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Sentence clause structure

In grammar, sentence clause structure is the classification of sentences based on the number and kind of clauses in their syntactic structure.

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Sentence function

In linguistics, sentence function refers to a speaker's purpose in uttering a specific sentence, phrase, or clause.

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Sentence word

A sentence word (also called a one-word sentence) is a single word that forms a full sentence.

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Subject (grammar)

The subject in a simple English sentence such as John runs, John is a teacher, or John was hit by a car is the person or thing about whom the statement is made, in this case 'John'.

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Suggestion is the psychological process by which one person guides the thoughts, feelings, or behavior of another person.

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In linguistics, the term T-unit was coined by Kellogg Hunt in 1965.

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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is an English-language pangram—a sentence that contains all of the letters of the alphabet.

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In linguistics, a word is the smallest element that can be uttered in isolation with objective or practical meaning.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentence_(linguistics)

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