(1) A term used in grammatical analysis to refer to a place in a construction into which a class of items can be inserted. For example, in the sentence The children - home, the ‘slot’ marked by the dash can be ‘filled’ by came, are, went, etc. - a subclass of verbs. Approaches characterized by this emphasis are sometimes referred to as slot-and-filler models. The analysis of sentence structure in terms of slots is a major feature of tagmemic grammar, where the notion is used to identify the filler items (e.g. ‘subject slot’, ‘object slot’).

(2) A term used in autosegmental phonology for an element on the skeletal tier. These elements are also known as V-slots and C-slots, referring to the segments to which vowels and consonants must associate if they are to be realized.


(1)语法分析术语,指一个构式中可以插入一类语项的位置。例如,在句子The Children_____home“孩子们______家里”中,横线标出的“槽”可“填入”came“来”、are“在”、went“去”等——动词的一个子类。突出这种特点的分析法有时称作槽与填充项模型。用槽来分析句子结构是法位学语法的一大特点,“槽”在那儿被用来识别一些填充项(例如“主语槽”,“宾语槽”)。