Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-3 of 3 items

  • Keywords: processing ease x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Patterns in competing motivations and the interaction of principles

John A. Hawkins

in Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines empirical patterns in data from language performance and in the distribution of grammatical variants across languages and uses them to shed light on how multiple principles work ... More


Cross-Linguistic Variation and Efficiency

John A. Hawkins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199664993
eISBN:
9780191748547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664993.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book argues that major patterns of variation across languages are structured by general principles of efficiency in language use and communication. Evidence for these comes from languages ... More


Language variation and the Performance–Grammar Correspondence Hypothesis

John Hawkins

in Cross-Linguistic Variation and Efficiency

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199664993
eISBN:
9780191748547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664993.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter defines the ‘Performance–Grammar Correspondence Hypothesis’ (PGCH). Grammars have conventionalized syntactic structures in proportion to their degree of preference in performance, as ... More


View: