cross-linguistic love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of, relating to, or derived from more than one family of languages.

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  • adj. relating to different languages


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  • Thanks, Rhalmi, for this very clearly articulated set of arguments in favour of cross-linguistic comparison.

    T is for Translation « An A-Z of ELT

  • She discovered a striking cross-linguistic difference in eyewitness memory.

    Lost in Translation

  • One of the most powerful cross-cultural/cross-linguistic moments I ever witnessed was in Ann Arbor.

    Guest blogger - Megan Abbott

  • Jesse Snedeker my PhD adviser as of Monday and her students recently completed a study of cross-linguistic late-adoptees -- that is, children who were adopted between the ages of 2 and 7 into a family that spoke a different language from that of the child's original home or orphanage.

    Why is learning a language so darn hard (golden oldie)

  • A theory based on a cross-linguistic tendency is preferable over an analysis that resorts to ad hoc slicing of words, which is why I must reject the idle ka-u-de-ta - ka-u-do-ni comparison suggested by other commenters.

    A new value for Minoan 'd'

  • Believers in cross-linguistic differences counter that everyone does not pay attention to the same things: if everyone did, one might think it would be easy to learn to speak other languages.


  • Learning Spanish will help those legal professionals who accept Spanish-speaking clients to be more effective, competent and ethical practitioners who can handle client matters in intercultural and cross-linguistic situations.

    The Legal Underground:

  • Witness page 56 of Archaic Syntax in Indo-European - The spread of transitivity 2000 where the theory is artfully destroyed in a pair of brief sentences:Yet cross-linguistic analysis has pointed out that ergative marking affects first of all inanimates, and only later animates.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • The cross-linguistic evidence is that ejectivs are quite stable, certainly they're much more common than pharyngealized consonants.

    Ejective or Pharyngealized Stops in Proto-Semitic?

  • Members of our lab were able to discover another way of doing this research: cross-linguistic adoption.

    Archive 2008-04-01


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