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Author Adli, Aria
Title Variation in Language : System- and Usage-Based Approaches
Imprint Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 2015
©2015
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Descript 1 online resource (322 pages)
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Series Linguae and Litterae Ser. ; v.50
Linguae and Litterae Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- System and usage: (Never) mind the gap -- Part 1: System, usage, and variation -- Language variation and the autonomy of grammar -- The grammar of use and the use of grammar -- Looking for structure-dependence, category-sensitive processes, and long-distance dependencies in usage -- Variation in syntax: Two case studies on Brazilian Portuguese -- Part 2: Rare phenomena and variation -- Rare phenomena revealing basic syntactic mechanisms: The case of unexpected verb-object sequences in Mennonite Low German -- The no man's land between syntax and variationist sociolinguistics: The case of idiolectal variability -- What you like is not what you do: Acceptability and frequency in syntactic variation -- Part 3: Grammar, evolution, and diachrony -- "Intelligent design" of grammars - a result of cognitive evolution -- Syntactization, analogy and the distinction between proximate and evolutionary causations -- Gradual loss of analyzability: Diachronic priming effects -- How usage rescues the system: Persistence as conservation
The linguae& litterae series, edited by Peter Auer, Gesa von Essen and Werner Frick, documents the research activities of the School of Languageand Literature of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). These research activities in literary studies and linguistics are characterized by an approach that is theoretically and methodologically "state of the art" and interdisciplinarily open. In linguistics the accent is on the corpus-based, quantitative and qualitative investigation of language; in literary studies the focus is on the comparative, transdisciplinary analysis of literary phenomena in their cultural contexts. At the same time the series deals with the productive interfaces and synergies between modern linguistics and literary studies (as well as the humanities, social and natural sciences with which they interact). It seeks a new, contemporary reformulation of the humanities research curriculum and its problem and concept orientation for the future. The series has a clear international orientation - each volume is multilingual, containing German, English and French contributions and, depending on the volume, articles in Italian or Spanish as well. Each individual volume is peer reviewed by an international editorial board. Each year 2-4 volumes are published
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Adli, Aria Variation in Language: System- and Usage-Based Approaches Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc.,c2015 9783110343557
Subject Language and languages -- Usage.;Language and languages -- Variation.;Language and languages
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Alt Author García García, Marco
Kaufmann, Göz
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