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Structuring Sense Volume I: In Name Only

Hagit Borer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263905
eISBN:
9780191718182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book explores the difference between words however defined and structures however constructed. It sets out to demonstrate over three volumes — of which this is the first — that the explanation ... More


Possible and Probable Languages: A Generative Perspective on Linguistic Typology

Frederick J. Newmeyer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274338
eISBN:
9780191706479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274338.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This book takes on the question of language variety, addressing the question of why some language types are impossible and why some grammatical features are more common than others. The task of ... More


Some Concluding Notes on Language Variation

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense Volume I: In Name Only

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263905
eISBN:
9780191718182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter presents summarizing comments on language variation. It argues that the actual functional hierarchy associated with grammars is uniform and is grounded primarily (although not ... More


Conclusions

Bernhard Wälchli

in Co-Compounds and Natural Coordination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276219
eISBN:
9780191706042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276219.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter summarizes the major findings of the study, including the following: co-compounds are word-like lexical classes used in word domains which express natural coordination. In Eurasian ... More


Language variation and change

Reem Bassiouney

in Arabic Sociolinguistics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623730
eISBN:
9780748671373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623730.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter highlights three crucial theories in examining language variation: the social class theory, the social networks theory, and the third wave approach to variation studies. It first sheds ... More


Origins and Language

Ardis Butterfield

in The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This revisits the symbolic importance attached to language and stories of national origin in some of the earliest examples of written ‘English’ and ‘French’ – the former, on Hengist and Horsa, ... More


Arabic and Gender

Reem Bassiouney

in Arabic Sociolinguistics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623730
eISBN:
9780748671373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623730.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter gives an overview of the study of gender in the field of linguistics in relation to Arabic. Section 4.2 begins by outlining briefly approaches to gender studies from a linguistic ... More


Language Variation Studies and Computational Humanities

John Nerbonne, Charlotte Gooskens, Sebastian KÜrschner, and RenÉe Van Bezooijen

in Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book contains a selection of work presented at a special track on computational techniques for studying language variation held at The Thirteenth International Conference on Methods in ... More


Variation within New Zealand

Jennifer Hay, Margaret Maclagan, and Elizabeth Gordon

in New Zealand English

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625291
eISBN:
9780748651542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625291.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter considers variation within New Zealand English (NZE). The study of language variation usually focuses on two types of variation: variation across speakers, and variation within speakers. ... More


Creativity and innovation

John R Taylor

in The Mental Corpus: How language is represented in the mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199290802
eISBN:
9780191741388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

That language use is creative (in the Chomskyan sense) is incontrovertible. The chapter also documents linguistic innovation, where speakers go beyond encountered input. Innovation is illustrated on ... More


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