Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Elicitation Frame


An elicitation frame is a fixed environment that is used for discovering or testing particular words.


language associate needs to understand:

  • what you want to elicit
  • how you want to elicit it

Frames help you constrain and control what you elicit. They are especially used in exploring the following aspects of a language:

  • Phonology
  • Syntax
  • Language learning
  • Vocabulary
  • Lexical relations