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valsi emkuni
type fu'ivla
creator Xabju
time entered Tue Jun 5 19:18:41 2018

Definition #70746 - Preferred [edit]
definition x1 is an emic unit abstracted from etic unit/set of units x2 in theoretical field/according to theoretical model x3; x1 is emic.
notes Counterpart to etkuni 'etic unit'; synonymous with se etkuni. A distinction between 'emic' and 'etic' units is made in many schools of linguistics. (A very different emic-etic distinction is used in anthropology and sociology, referring to contrasting approaches to field research.) The terms derive from 'phonemic' and 'phonetic'. The phoneme is the prototypical emic unit; it is a meaningful entity abstracted from a class of physically distinct sounds (allophones), which are its constituent 'etic' units. A distinction is likewise made between morphemes (emic) and allomorphs (etic), and between graphemes and glyphs. Other emic terms that have seen academic use include 'grammeme', 'sememe', 'noeme', 'tagmeme', and 'taxeme'.
jargon type Linguistics
gloss words
place keywords 1. emic unit
2. etic units
3. field ; theoretical (sub)field, such as phonology or morphology
created by Xabju
vote information 1
time Wed Jun 6 02:22:43 2018


XabjuFrom English 'emic unit'.[edit]
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