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Linguistic, Genetic, and Cultural Distances: How Far Is Nostratic?

Victor Ginsburgh and Shlomo Weber

in How Many Languages Do We Need?: The Economics of Linguistic Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136899
eISBN:
9781400838905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136899.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter discusses the linguistic, genetic, and cultural aspects of a society or a nation. These aspects are often correlated, since all three are closely linked not only to nature but also to ... More


What Role does Dialect Knowledge Play in the Perception of Linguistic Distances?

Wilbert Heeringa, Charlotte Gooskens, and Koenraad de Smedt

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/9780748640300.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter investigates the extent to which subjects base their judgments of linguistic distance on actual dialect data presented in a listening experiment and the extent to which they make use of ... More


The Space of Tuscan Dialectal Variation: A Correlation Study

Simonetta Montemagni

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/9780748640300.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Different types of features contribute to the linguistic distance between any two locations. Yet, the correlation between different feature types in defining patterns of dialectal variation ... More


Culture and Closure: This chapter is co-authored with Thomas Soehl

Andreas Wimmer

in Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

Various approaches in the social sciences and the humanities assume that individual value orientations are closely associated with and shaped by their ethnic background. Others propose that ethnicity ... More


Global and Local Flows in the Contemporary Art Market: The Growing Prevalence of Asia

Tamar Yogev and Gokhan Ertug

in Cosmopolitan Canvases: The Globalization of Markets for Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198717744
eISBN:
9780191787249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717744.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Public Management

This chapter presents an empirical investigation of the non-auction contemporary art sector between 2000 and 2010. First, contrary to previous literature on art markets, it finds that the art market ... More


Introduction: “That’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do”

Robin Conley

in Confronting the Death Penalty: How Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199334162
eISBN:
9780190263911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334162.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter begins with an exploration of the author’s ethnographic experiences studying Texas death penalty trials. Using this as a jumping-off point, it then outlines the book’s central argument: ... More


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