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|Noun||1.||linguistic process - a process involved in human language|
linguistics - the scientific study of language
agglutination - the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining
assimilation - a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound
derivation - (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation; "`singer' from `sing' or `undo' from `do' are examples of derivations"
dissimilation - a linguistic process by which one of two similar sounds in a word becomes less like the other; "the Old French MARBRE became the English MARBLE by dissimilation"
drift - a process of linguistic change over a period of time
fusion - the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words
human process - a process in which human beings are involved
infection - (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound
metathesis - a linguistic process of transposition of sounds or syllables within a word or words within a sentence
|2.||linguistic process - the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication; "he didn't have the language to express his feelings"|
higher cognitive process - cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
reading - the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "his main reading was detective stories"; "suggestions for further reading"