Brian MacWhinney,Andrej Malchukov,Edith Moravcsik's Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage PDF

By Brian MacWhinney,Andrej Malchukov,Edith Moravcsik

ISBN-10: 0198709846

ISBN-13: 9780198709848

This quantity examines the conflicting components that form the content material and kind of grammatical principles in language utilization. audio system and addressees have to take care of those principles whilst expressing themselves and while attempting to understand messages. for instance, there are on-going competitions among the speaker's pursuits and the addressee's wishes, or among constraints imposed through grammar and people imposed by means of on-line processing. those competitions impact a large variety
of platforms, together with case marking, contract and notice order, politeness kinds, lexical offerings, and the placement of relative clauses.

Chapters within the e-book examine grammar and utilization in grownup language in addition to first and moment language acquisition, and the motivations that force old switch. numerous of the chapters search reasons for the competitions concerned, according to prior money owed together with the contest version, ordinary Morphology, the functional-typological culture, and Optimality idea. The publication may be of curiosity to linguists from a wide selection of backgrounds, really these in
psycholinguistics, ancient linguistics, philosophy of language, and language acquisition, from complex undergraduate point upwards.

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