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By Andreas Dufter,Jürg Fleischer,Guido Seiler

ISBN-10: 3110205904

ISBN-13: 9783110205909

While edition inside of person languages has typically been targeted upon in sociolinguistics, its relevance for grammatical idea has only in the near past been stated. at the methodological part, there's an ongoing pageant among large-scale statistical analyses and investigations that count extra seriously on introspection and elicited grammaticality decisions.

The objective of this quantity is to bridge the 'cultural hole' among empirical-variationist and formal-theoretical techniques in linguistics. the quantity bargains case stories that search to mix corpus-based and competence-based methods to the outline of edition. In doing so, it opens up new avenues for finding and studying variability, either on the point of the person speaker and among audio system of other dialects and generations. The contributions rfile the plurality of present learn into versions of grammatical competence that dwell as much as the problem of variationist information. extra particularly, parameter-based (e.g. Minimalist), constraint-based (e.g. Optimality Theoretic), and usage-based (e.g. building Grammar) methods to version are discussed.

The quantity for this reason is of curiosity to a large public inside of linguistics, together with syntacticians of alternative theoretical persuasion, morphologists and sociolinguists. whereas a majority of contributions addresses features of version in English and German, the quantity additionally contains variationist stories written via experts of French, Dutch, Icelandic, and Uralic.

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